November 14, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medical Devices; Gastroenterology-Urology Devices; Classification of the Prostatic Artery Embolization Device
Document Number: 2017-24586
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the prostatic artery embolization device 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 prostatic artery embolization device'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.
Medical Devices; Immunology and Microbiology Devices; Classification of the Automated Indirect Immunofluorescence Microscope and Software-Assisted System
Document Number: 2017-24585
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the automated indirect immunofluorescence microscope and software- assisted system 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 automated indirect immunofluorescence microscope and software-assisted system'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.
Notice of Commission Staff Attendance at the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Notice of Filing; Northern Natural Gas Company
Document Number: 2017-24582
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-24581
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-24580
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Generalized System of Preferences: Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations and Deadline for Filing Petitions
Document Number: 2017-24579
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Import statistics for the first nine months of 2017 relating to competitive need limitations (CNLs) under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program are available on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). These import statistics identify some articles for which the 2017 trade levels may exceed statutory CNLs. In a Federal Register notice dated August 11, 2017, USTR said it would announce the procedures to receive petitions requesting waivers of CNLs. This notice provides those procedures. Interested parties may find the import statistics useful in deciding whether to submit a petition to waive the CNLs for individual beneficiary developing countries (BDCs) with respect to specific GSP-eligible articles. USTR will announce decisions on the petitions accepted for review, a schedule for any related public hearings, and the opportunity to provide comments, in the Federal Register at a later date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-24578
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-24573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24572
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-24571
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24570
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force
Document Number: 2017-24569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-24568
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-24567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-24566
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24564
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of Agriculture Cargoes on U.S. Commercial Vessels-46 CFR 382
Document Number: 2017-24563
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used by the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.-flag vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of a cargo preference voyage. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ARCADIA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-24562
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel THE SPACE BETWEEN; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-24561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-24560
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-24559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Meetings of Humanities Panel
Document Number: 2017-24558
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold eleven meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during December, 2017. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965.
Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Lender's Application Process (LAP)
Document Number: 2017-24556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Safety Zone; Delaware River; Marcus Hook, NJ
Document Number: 2017-24554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to facilitate the Main Channel Deepening project for the Delaware River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representatives. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: 2017-24542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Rhode Island. These revisions include regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Rhode Island. The revised program includes a test and repair network consisting of on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing for model year 1996 and newer vehicles and tailpipe exhaust test, using a dynamometer, for model year 1995 and older vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to propose approval of the revised program into the Rhode Island SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: 2017-24541
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Rhode Island. These revisions include regulations to update the enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in Rhode Island. The revised program includes a test and repair network consisting of on-board diagnostic (OBD2) testing for model year 1996 and newer vehicles and tailpipe exhaust test, using a dynamometer, for model year 1995 and older vehicles. The intended effect of this action is to approve the revised program into the Rhode Island SIP. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Air Plan Approval; NH; Approval of Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and Single Source Order
Document Number: 2017-24540
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are approving an order limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds from a facility in the State. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Air Plan Approval; OR, Oakridge; PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-24539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to make a finding of attainment by the attainment date and a clean data determination (CDD) for the Oakridge-Westfir (Oakridge), Oregon fine particulate matter nonattainment area (Oakridge NAA). The finding is based upon quality-assured, quality-controlled, and certified ambient air monitoring data showing the area has monitored attainment of the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) based on 2014-2016 data available in the EPA's Air Quality System (AQS) database. If finalized, this determination will not constitute a redesignation to attainment. The EPA also proposes to approve revisions to Oregon's State Implementation Plan (SIP) consisting of the updated Oakridge-Westfir PM2.5 Attainment Plan (Oakridge Update) submitted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on January 20, 2017. The purpose of the Oakridge Update, developed by Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) in coordination with the ODEQ, is to provide an attainment demonstration of the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and correct deficiencies in the 2012 Oakridge Attainment Plan.
Air Plan Approval; NH; Approval of Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and Single Source Order
Document Number: 2017-24538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revisions establish recordkeeping and reporting obligations for sources of air pollution. Additionally, we are proposing approval of an order limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds from a facility in the state. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act.
Determination of Attainment by the Attainment Date for the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard; District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Washington, DC-MD-VA Area
Document Number: 2017-24537
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a final determination that the Washington, DC-MD-VA marginal ozone nonattainment area (the Washington Area) attained the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) by the July 20, 2016 attainment date. This determination is based on complete, certified, and quality assured ambient air quality monitoring data for the Washington Area for the 2013-2015 monitoring period. The effect of this determination of attainment is that the Washington Area will not be bumped up or reclassified as a moderate nonattainment area. This determination of attainment is not equivalent to a redesignation, and the states in the Washington Area and the District of Columbia must meet the statutory requirements for redesignation in order to be redesignated to attainment. This determination is also not a clean data determination. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Airworthiness Directives; Intreprinderea De Constructii Aeronautice Gliders
Document Number: 2017-24500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Intreprinderea De Constructii Aeronautice Model IS-28B2 gliders. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks at stringers in the rear fuselage of several Model IS-28B2 gliders. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2017-24390
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) sets or adjusts patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act or AIA). The USPTO operates like a business in that external and internal factors affect the demand for patent products and services. The fee adjustments are needed to provide the Office with a sufficient amount of aggregate revenue to recover its aggregate cost of patent operations (based on current projections), while maintaining momentum towards achieving strategic goals.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-24166
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-14, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2016-13-14 required an inspection to determine if certain left and right main landing gear (MLG) retract actuator rod ends were installed, repetitive liquid penetrant inspections (LPIs) of affected left and right MLG retract actuator rod ends, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains the actions specified in AD 2016-13-14 and also requires replacement of the left and right MLG retract actuator rod ends. This AD was prompted by a report of a cracked MLG retract actuator rod end. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Benzovindiflupyr; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-24109
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of benzovindiflupyr in or on the bulb onion subgroup 3-07A, the green onion subgroup 3-07B, and increases an existing tolerance on sugarcane. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) and Syngenta Crop Protection requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).