November 17, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-11-17-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-11-17
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
Document Number: 2017-25164
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Document Number: 2017-25108
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: National Foundation of the Arts and the Humanities
This notice sets forth the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. This notice also describes the function of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required under the Sunshine in Government Act.
Notice of Proposed Draft Program Comment To Exempt Effects of Transportation-Related Undertakings Within Rail Rights-of-Way
Document Number: 2017-25025
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Transportation, proposes a program comment to exempt effects of transportation-related undertakings within railroad and rail transit rights-of-way. This program comment would exempt from Section 106 review certain activities that have the potential to affect historic properties within railroad and rail transit rights-of-way where those effects are likely to be minimal or not adverse. Further, this program comment includes an optional approach that could streamline the Section 106 review for additional types of transportation-related undertakings involving railroad and rail transit properties, including those that may cause adverse effects. Issuance of this program comment would fulfill the requirements of Section 11504 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act.
Revocation of Orders of Succession for the Office of the Deputy Secretary
Document Number: 2017-25024
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this document, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development rescinds all previous Orders of Succession for the Office of the Deputy Secretary.
Adequacy Status of Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets in Submitted Reasonable Further Progress Plan for San Diego 8-Hour Ozone for Transportation Conformity Purposes; California
Document Number: 2017-25020
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or ``Agency'') is notifying the public that the Agency has found that the motor vehicle emissions budgets (``budgets'') for the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) milestone year 2017 from the ``2008 Eight-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan for San Diego County (December 2016)'' (``2016 San Diego Ozone Plan'' or ``plan''), are adequate for transportation conformity purposes for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) submitted the 2016 San Diego Ozone Plan to the EPA on April 12, 2017, as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Upon the effective date of this notice of adequacy, the previously-approved budgets for the 1997 8-hour ozone standards will no longer be applicable for transportation conformity purposes, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the U.S. Department of Transportation must use these adequate budgets in future transportation conformity determinations.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2017-25017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve and conditionally approve revisions to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD or ``District'') portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). These revisions concern the District's demonstration regarding Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the 1997 8-hour ozone and the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or ``standard'') in the portion of the Western Mojave Desert ozone nonattainment area under the jurisdiction of the MDAQMD. The EPA is also proposing to approve MDAQMD negative declarations into the SIP for the 2008 ozone standards. We are proposing action on local SIP revisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Approval of California Air Plan Revisions, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2017-25015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This revision concerns emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from marine and pleasure craft coating operations. We are proposing to approve a local rule to regulate these emission sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act). We are taking comments on this proposal and plan to follow with a final action.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project and Approved Land-use Plan Amendments, Oregon
Document Number: 2017-25013
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project (B2H Project) and Approved Land-use Plan Amendments of the Baker and Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plans (RMPs). The ROD constitutes the BLM's final decision regarding: (1) Approval to grant a Right-of-Way (ROW) to Idaho Power Company to construct, operate and maintain an extra-high-voltage, alternating- current transmission system; and (2) Amending portions of the BLM Baker and Southeastern Oregon RMPs.
Meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy
Document Number: 2017-25011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy.
Authorizations of Emergency Use of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for Detection of Zika Virus; Availability
Document Number: 2017-25010
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the issuance of two Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) (the Authorizations) for in vitro diagnostic devices for detection of the Zika virus in response to the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas. FDA issued these Authorizations under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as requested by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. and Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. The Authorizations contain, among other things, conditions on the emergency use of the authorized in vitro diagnostic devices. The Authorizations follow the February 26, 2016, determination by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) that there is a significant potential for a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of U.S. citizens living abroad and that involves Zika virus. On the basis of such determination, the Secretary of HHS declared on February 26, 2016, that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection of Zika virus and/or diagnosis of Zika virus infection, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under the FD&C Act. The Authorizations, which include an explanation of the reasons for issuance, are reprinted in this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25008
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2017-24998
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Workforce Flexibility (Workflex) Plan Submission and Reporting Requirements.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24997
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension without change of a currently approved collection of the ``Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement application package.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24996
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed revision of the ``BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement application package.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Permissible Equipment Testing
Document Number: 2017-24995
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Permissible Equipment Testing.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazard Communication Standard
Document Number: 2017-24994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Hazard Communication Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Advisory Committee for Integrative Activities: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24993
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Unique Device Identification: Direct Marking of Devices; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2017-24992
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled ``Unique Device Identification: Direct Marking of Devices.'' This document is intended to clarify when direct marking of devices with a unique device identifier (UDI) is required, and to assist industry and FDA staff in understanding direct marking requirements.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Commercial Operator's Annual Report (COAR)
Document Number: 2017-24991
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24990
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-24989
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-24988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Information Collection: Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
Document Number: 2017-24987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for a renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.''
Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2017-24986
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the approved by rule projects rescinded by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2017-24985
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Projects Approved for Minor Modifications
Document Number: 2017-24984
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the minor modifications approved for a previously approved project by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Hazardous Materials: Proposed Termination of M-Number and R-Number Approvals Issued Without an Expiration Date
Document Number: 2017-24981
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
To standardize manufacturer and reconditioner approvals, PHMSA is proposing to terminate any M-number and R-number approvals that were previously issued without an expiration date. The termination of these approvals will take effect one year from the publication date of this notice. Approval holders must either show cause why their approvals should not be terminated or apply for a modification of their approval prior to the effective date to avoid termination. Once terminated, requests for reconsideration of the termination must be submitted within 20 days of the date of termination.
Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet From Japan
Document Number: 2017-24980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-24979
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Program-Subpart R-Cohort Default Rates
Document Number: 2017-24978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Program-Subpart Q-Appeals for Debt to Earnings Rates
Document Number: 2017-24977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Gainful Employment Programs-Subpart Q
Document Number: 2017-24976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Issuance of Import Permits for Zimbabwe Elephant Trophies Taken on or After January 21, 2016, and on or Before December 31, 2018
Document Number: 2017-24974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has made a finding that the killing of African elephant trophy animals in Zimbabwe, on or after January 21, 2016, and on or before December 31, 2018, will enhance the survival of the African elephant. Applications to import trophies hunted during this time period will be considered to have met the enhancement requirement, unless we issue a new finding based on available information. The Service may replace this finding, without any notification in the Federal Register, at any time that this finding no longer reflects the available information consistent with the regulatory requirements. In reviewing each application received for import of such specimens, the Service evaluates the information provided in the application, as well as other information available to the Service on the status of the elephant population and the management program for elephants in the country to ensure that the program is promoting the conservation of the species. Each application to import sport-hunted elephant trophies must also meet all other applicable permitting requirements before it may be authorized. This determination does not affect previous determinations by the Service regarding trophy animals taken before January 21, 2016.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-24973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; SmartWay Transport Partnership (Renewal)
Document Number: 2017-24971
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``SmartWay Transport Partnership'' (EPA ICR No. 2265.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0663) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a reinstatement of the ICR, which was currently approved through July 31, 2017. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on July 7, 2017 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Alabama; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2017-24970
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-3394-EM), dated October 8, 2017, and related determinations.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-24969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet via conference call on December 6, 2017. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs
Document Number: 2017-24968
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program maps to remove certain property from the 1-percent annual chance floodplain.
Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016
Document Number: 2017-24967
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Narrow Woven Ribbon With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-24966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 19, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2015-2016 antidumping duty administrative review (AR) of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbon with woven selvedge from the People's Republic of China (PRC), in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016. We received no comments from any interested parties. Accordingly, our final results remain unchanged from the preliminary results.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2017-24965
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on light- walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico, consistent with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles) is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles y Herrajes). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-24964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. This review covered Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co. Ltd. and Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co. Ltd. (collectively, Yingqing), and Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd./ Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (collectively, Shanghai Wells). The Department gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Hence, the final results are unchanged from the Preliminary Results and we continue to find that Shanghai Wells sold merchandise at prices below the normal value and Yingqing is not eligible for a separate rate during the period of review.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet in December in Anchorage, AK.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-24960
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) meeting to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.