November 7, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-11-07-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-11-07
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24338
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24298
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Princeton Fund Advisors, LLC. et al.
Document Number: 2017-24225
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Brandes Investment Trust, et al.
Document Number: 2017-24224
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d) and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c-1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24223
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) To Announce the Availability of a Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Report for Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-24221
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is publishing this notice on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to announce the availability of a draft Fourth National Climate Assessment report for public comment. Following revision and further review (including by the National Academy of Sciences), a revised draft will undergo final Federal interagency clearance.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; Commercial Closure for Spanish Mackerel
Document Number: 2017-24220
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial Spanish mackerel in the northern zone of the Atlantic exclusive economic zone (EEZ) through this temporary rule. NMFS has determined that the revised commercial quota for Spanish mackerel in the northern zone of the Atlantic EEZ will be reached by November 7, 2017. Therefore, NMFS closes the northern zone of the Atlantic EEZ to commercial harvest of Spanish mackerel on November 7, 2017. This closure is necessary to protect the Spanish mackerel resource in the Atlantic.
Twenty First RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Plenary
Document Number: 2017-24219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty First RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Plenary.
Authorization of Subgrants for the High School Career and Technical Education Teacher Pathway Initiative
Document Number: 2017-24218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, this notice authorizes grantees receiving awards under the High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Pathway Initiative (CFDA 84.051D) to make subgrants, subject to the limitations described in this notice.
Clean Air Act Operating Permit Program; Petition To Object to Title V Permit for Wheelabrator Frackville Energy; Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2017-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed an Order, dated October 6, 2017, denying a petition to object to a title V operating permit, issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to the Wheelabrator Frackville Energy facility in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Order responds to an October 15, 2016 petition. The petition was submitted by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and the Sierra Club (Petitioners). This Order constitutes final action on that petition requesting that the Administrator object to the issuance of the proposed CAA title V permit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Transfer and Consolidation of Public Housing Programs and Public Housing Agencies
Document Number: 2017-24213
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Request for Comments on the Draft DOL FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2017-24212
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking public comment on its Draft FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-24211
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-24210
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Current Population Survey (CPS) Basic Demographic Items
Document Number: 2017-24209
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection-CJIS Name Check Form (1-791)
Document Number: 2017-24208
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) 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. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplemental SIV Chief of Mission Application
Document Number: 2017-24207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-24206
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces both a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), to discuss topics and provisions of the proposed rule titled ``Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,'' and a joint meeting of the GPAC and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC). The purpose of the joint meeting of the GPAC and LPAC is to discuss a variety of policy issues and topics relative to pipeline safety.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; 2018 and Projected 2019 Specifications
Document Number: 2017-24205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes revised scup specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for 2019. Updated scientific information regarding the scup stock indicates that higher catch limits may be implemented to achieve optimum yield. This action is intended to inform the public of the proposed specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for 2019.
Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms
Document Number: 2017-24202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are withdrawing a proposed rule that would have revised our regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. We are taking this action after considering the comments we received following the publication of the proposed rule.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Cambrex Charles City
Document Number: 2017-24201
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2017-24199
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innerspring units) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. The Department preliminarily determines that PT Sunhere Buana International (PT Sunhere) failed to cooperate to the best of its ability and is, therefore, basing its margin on facts otherwise available with an adverse inference (AFA). The Department is also rescinding the administrative review with respect to Jietai Machinery Ltd. (HK) (Jietai Machinery). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-24195
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment.'' The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in all phases of development of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. This guidance finalizes the draft guidance of the same name issued on May 4, 2016.
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Calcium Carbonate
Document Number: 2017-24194
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of calcium carbonate to color hard and soft candy, mints, and chewing gum. We are taking this action in response to a color additive petition submitted by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-24193
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Recommended Statement for Over-the-Counter Aspirin-Containing Drug Products Labeled With Cardiovascular-Related Imagery; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-24192
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Recommended Statement for Over-the-Counter Aspirin-Containing Drug Products Labeled With Cardiovascular-Related Imagery.'' The guidance is intended to promote the safe use of nonprescription (also referred to as over-the- counter or OTC) aspirin drug products by encouraging drug manufacturers, packagers, and labelers marketing aspirin drug products with cardiovascular-related imagery to include a statement that reminds consumers to talk to their health care provider before using aspirin for their heart.
General Hospital and Personal Use Devices; Reclassification of Sharps Needle Destruction Device
Document Number: 2017-24191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this proposed order to reclassify the needle destruction device, renaming the device to ``sharps needle destruction device,'' a postamendments class III device (regulated under product code MTV), into class II (special controls), subject to premarket notification. FDA is also identifying the proposed special controls that the Agency believes are necessary to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. FDA is proposing this reclassification on its own initiative based on new information. If finalized, this order will reclassify these types of devices from class III to class II and reduce regulatory burdens on industry as these types of devices will no longer be required to submit a premarket approval application (PMA) but can instead submit a less burdensome premarket notification (510(k)) before marketing their device.
Rule on Attorney-Client Privilege for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2017-24190
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
This final rule on attorney-client privilege amends the existing rules relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) trial practice for inter partes review, post- grant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents, and derivation proceedings that implemented provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (``AIA'') providing for trials before the Office.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approvals
Document Number: 2017-24189
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of information collections that have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-24187
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
Document Number: 2017-24185
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-24184
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2017 the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 9th administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculations for these final results of the antidumping duty administrative review. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. The two mandatory respondents in this administrative review are Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi) and Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co. Ltd. (Datong Juqiang).
Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2017-24183
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from the People's Republic of China to determine whether Chengdu Huifeng New Material Technology Co., Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Chengdu Huifeng Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Chengdu Huifeng New Material Technology Co., Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Chengdu Huifeng Diamond Tools Co., Ltd. for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 2017-24180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget.
Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire
Document Number: 2017-24179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire (0596-0207).
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-24178
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 5, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period of review (POR), April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. For the final results of this review, the Department finds that Jiaxing Brother Fastener Co., Ltd., RMB Fasteners Ltd., and IFI & Morgan Ltd. (RMB/IFI) had a single shipment, and Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone and Star Pipe International Trade Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Star) is eligible for a separate rate.
Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program: Certifications for 2017 Under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act
Document Number: 2017-24177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor signed the annual certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. 3301 et seq., thereby enabling employers who make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for the federal unemployment tax. By letter, the certifications were transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury. The letter and certifications are printed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Report on Current Employment Statistics
Document Number: 2017-24176
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Report on Current Employment Statistics,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Final Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-24175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determinations in the less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (the UK) until no later than March 15, 2018, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. As the deadline for the final determinations of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of wire rod from Italy and Turkey have been aligned with the deadline for the final determinations of the LTFV investigations, the final CVD determinations shall also be postponed.
Lined Paper School Supplies From China and India; Amended Schedule for Expedited Reviews
Document Number: 2017-24174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2017-24172
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. This review covers two producers or exporters of the subject merchandise: Ambica Steels Limited (Ambica), and Bhansali Bright Bars Pvt. Ltd. (Bhansali). We preliminarily determine that Bhansali and Ambica had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 2017-24171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for Calendar Year 2017.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program
Document Number: 2017-24170
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-24168
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a current 12 month computer matching agreement (CMA) re-establishment agreement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) regarding Veterans who are in Federal prison and are also in receipt of compensation and pension benefits. The purpose of this CMA is to renew the agreement between VA, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), BOP. BOP will disclose information about individuals who are in federal prison. VBA will use this information as a match for recipients of Compensation and Pension benefits for adjustments of awards.
Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-24167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to water usage for North Carolina agricultural operations that likely use between 10,000 and 1,000,000 gallons per day.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Auburn University
Document Number: 2017-24165
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. The FAA is republishing this notice to include pertinent information not contained in the previous summary posted to the Federal Docket on September 27, 2017, to clarify that the petitioner specifically requests to utilize an FAA-approved Precision Flight Controls model DCX MAX Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) for fifty (50) percent of the training requirements described in Part 141 Appendix G, for the Flight Instructor Instrument certification. The FAA letter of authorization for this trainer currently allows for (5) percent of the training requirements.
Medical Devices; Exemptions From Premarket Notification: Class II Devices; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-24163
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-07
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is announcing its intent to exempt a list of class II devices from premarket notification requirements, subject to certain limitations. The Agency has determined that, based on established factors, these devices no longer require premarket notification to provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness. FDA is publishing this notice to obtain comments regarding the proposed exemptions, in accordance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act).