November 28, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-11-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-11-28
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-25752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Walnuts Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2017-25736
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that implemented a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2017-18 and subsequent marketing years from $0.0465 to $0.0400 per kernelweight pound of assessable walnuts. The Board is comprised of growers and handlers of walnuts and locally administers the Marketing Order that regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. The Board also has a public member who has no financial interest in walnut production or handling.
Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Establishment of Reporting Requirements and New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-25735
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation made by the American Pecan Council (Council) to establish reporting requirements under the Federal marketing order for pecans (Order). The Council locally administers the Order and is comprised of growers and handlers of pecans operating within the production area and one public member. This action requires all pecan handlers to submit two forms to the Council: one for inter-handler transfers and another that includes year-end inventory and pecans handled throughout the year. The Council will use this information to facilitate assessment collection and provide valuable reports to the industry, including the annual marketing policy required by the Order.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25717
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to renew with change the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Consumer Response Intake Form''.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Generic Information Collection Plan for Consumer Complaint and Information Collection System (Testing and Feedback)''.
Polyethyleneimine; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-25715
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of polyethyleneimine when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation on growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of polyethyleneimine when used as an inert in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest.
Peer Review To Inform the Safe Drinking Water Act Decision Making on Perchlorate in Drinking Water
Document Number: 2017-25714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public peer review meeting and the final list of expert peer review panelists assembled by EPA's contractor, Versar, Inc. Versar is conducting the external peer review of scientific materials contained in the report titled ``Draft Report: Proposed Approaches to Inform the Derivation of a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Perchlorate in Drinking Water'' (draft MCLG Approaches Report).
Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-25712
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities (the Council) gives notice that the Charter for the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel advisory committee will be renewed for an additional two-year period on November 24, 2017. The Council determined that renewing the advisory committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the duties imposed on the Council by the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, as amended.
Humanities Panel Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-25711
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) gives notice that the Charter for the Humanities Panel advisory committee will be renewed for an additional two-year period on November 24, 2017. The Chairman of NEH determined that the renewal of the Humanities Panel is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Chairperson of NEH by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25710
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25708
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Cercla Administrative Cost Recovery Settlement; Rowayton Trading Company, Inc., Bridgeport Fire Site, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Document Number: 2017-25707
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of response costs under CERCLA Section 122(h) and 104(e), concerning the Bridgeport Fire Superfund Site in Bridgeport, Connecticut with the following settling party: Rowayton Trading Company, Inc. The settlement requires Rowayton Trading Company, Inc. to pay $50,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund, and, if timely paid, shall include no interest. For 30 days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The United States will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3912.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0082, Whistleblower Provision
Document Number: 2017-25704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. In August 2011, the Commission adopted a final rule, as required by Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''), requiring the submission of whistleblower information to the Commission on the Forms TCR and WB-APP. This notice solicits comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (``ICR'') titled: Renewal for Whistleblower Provision; OMB Control Number 3038- 0082.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; SAVAYSA
Document Number: 2017-25703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for SAVAYSA and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Notice of Agreement Filed
Document Number: 2017-25699
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-25698
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2017-25697
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring a portion of its 2017 commercial bluefish quota to the State of Rhode Island. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for Virginia and Rhode Island.
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request
Document Number: 2017-25696
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency is modifying an existing information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public review and comment on the submission. OPIC received one set of comments in response to the sixty (60) day notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional thirty (30) days for public comments to be submitted. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of OPIC's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2017-25695
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2017-25685
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia is transferring a portion of its 2017 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quotas for Virginia and Rhode Island.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; Senza Spinal Cord Stimulation System
Document Number: 2017-25684
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for Senza Spinal Cord Stimulation System and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of applications to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that medical device.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; YONDELIS
Document Number: 2017-25683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for YONDELIS and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; ZERBAXA
Document Number: 2017-25682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for ZERBAXA and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Notice of Preparation and Request for Input for the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement Work Program
Document Number: 2017-25681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of State
The U.S. Department of State is providing notice that the United States and Chile intend to establish a 2018-2020 Work Program pursuant to the United States-Chile Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State invites the public, including nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, private sector enterprises, and other interested persons to submit written comments or suggestions regarding items for inclusion in a new Work Program for implementing the United States-Chile ECA, which entered into force in 2004.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 2017-25680
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework
Document Number: 2017-25679
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USGS is proposing a new information collection (IC).
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-25678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-25677
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved public information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; RAPIVAB
Document Number: 2017-25676
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for RAPIVAB and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of applications to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-25675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Promoting Investment in the 3500-3700 MHz Band
Document Number: 2017-25672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes and seeks comment on reforms of its licensing rules governing Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Specifically, the Commission proposes extending PAL license terms from three years to 10 years, with the possibility for renewal; seeks comment on increasing the PAL geographic licensing area; proposes to allow portioning and disaggregation of PALs on the secondary market; and proposes to amend the rules governing assignment of PALs. The Commission also proposes to remove a rule requiring public disclosure of device registration information, and seeks comment on changes to the technical rules to allow operation over wider bandwidths.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card
Document Number: 2017-25670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0030, abstracted below to OMB for a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This collection allows customers to provide feedback to TSA about their experiences with TSA's processes and procedures, to request information or request assistance at the TSA checkpoint, and to report security threats and vulnerabilities.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System
Document Number: 2017-25669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0057, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS).
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-25668
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to consider recommendations being developed by the National Goal Subcommittee, the Secure Travel Partnership Operations Subcommittee, and the Secure Travel Partnership Communications Subcommittee. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-25667
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Farmington District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-25666
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings 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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-25665
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Charter Renewals: National Coal Council
Document Number: 2017-25664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102-3.65, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the National Coal Council has been renewed for a two-year period. The Council will continue to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on a continuing basis regarding general policy matters relating to coal issues.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards Program Design
Document Number: 2017-25663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of additional flexibilities in the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program. Flexibilities could include market-based approaches such as those used to set average efficiency standards, feebate programs, or other approaches that may reduce compliance costs and/or increase consumer choice while preserving or enhancing appliance efficiency. This RFI discusses key issues and requests feedback on the possible design of such a program. DOE additionally requests feedback on possible economic efficiency gains, impacts on consumer and manufacturer costs and on energy savings, and suggestions for a pilot product category and/or phase-in of revisions across the ECS program. DOE also requests feedback on any potential challenges associated with designing and implementing any of these flexible program approaches as well as possible solutions.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Pure Water San Diego Program, North City Project; San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2017-25662
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of San Diego have completed a draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) to evaluate the effects of the North City Project, the first phase of the Pure Water San Diego Program (Pure Water Program). The Pure Water Program is a water and wastewater facilities plan to produce potable water from recycled water.