December 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-12-04-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-12-04
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-26145
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for α-Methyl Mannoside for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: 2017-26093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces EPA's receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Submission for OMB Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Zero Burden Information Collection Reports
Document Number: 2017-26092
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Zero Burden Information Collection Reports. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 40002, on August 23, 2017. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report
Document Number: 2017-26091
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report
Document Number: 2017-26090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Disaster Unemployment Assistance Activities Report,'' 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26089
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for September 2017
Document Number: 2017-26088
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from September 1, 2017 to September 29, 2017.
Guidance on Specified Persons Under Section 231 of the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017
Document Number: 2017-26087
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is issuing this guidance to specify the persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. This guidance, including the list specifying persons, was developed through a robust interagency process and may be updated or amended as circumstances warrant. Applicable Dates: The specification of persons identified in this notice pursuant to the Act is applicable on December 4, 2017.
Pseudomonas fluorescens 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4); Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-26086
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the HPPD-4 protein derived from the 4- hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase enzyme of Pseudomonas fluorescens in or on all food commodities, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant inert ingredient. Bayer CropScience LP submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting this exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need under FFDCA to establish a maximum permissible level for such residues.
Prometryn; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-26083
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of prometryn in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab-1 Protein in or on Soybean; Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-26080
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis Cry14Ab-1 protein in or on soybean, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) in soybean plants, in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 264-EUP-151. Bayer CropScience LP., submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting the temporary tolerance exemption. This regulation eliminates the need under FFDCA to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Cry14Ab-1 protein. The temporary tolerance exemption expires on April 1, 2020.
Quinclorac; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-26078
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of quinclorac in or on the bushberry subgroup 13-07B, the caneberry subgroup 13-07A, and asparagus. Interregional Research Project Number 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-26075
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection; National Survey on Correctional Contraband (NCSS)
Document Number: 2017-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
The Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, is 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Request for Comments; Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Executive Order 13495
Document Number: 2017-26073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Executive Order 13495,'' 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.
Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2017-26071
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) obtained information, with respect to certain entities, sufficient to warrant the self-initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers (LPTs) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Interested parties are invited to submit comments, as indicated below.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-26069
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from India. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. The review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Pidilite Industries Limited (Pidilite). The Department preliminarily finds that subject merchandise has been sold in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2017-26067
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Yale School of Medicine; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2017-26066
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2017-26065
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of chlorinated isocyanurates (chloro isos) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The administrative review covers three producers/exporters: (1) Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hebei Jiheng); (2) Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Huayi); and (3) Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai). We preliminarily determine that these companies received countervailable subsidies during the POR related to certain programs. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Stainless Steel Bar From Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
Document Number: 2017-26064
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Sidenor Aceros Especiales, S.L. (Sidenor). The Department preliminarily finds that subject merchandise has been sold in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Monosodium Glutamate From Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-26063
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from Indonesia. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016. The review covers a single mandatory respondent, PT Cheil Jedang Indonesia (CJI). The Department preliminarily determines that the respondent has not made sales of subject merchandise below normal value (NV). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Approval of Laboratories for Conducting Aquatic Animal Tests for Export Health Certificates
Document Number: 2017-26060
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with its efforts to certify certain laboratories that conduct aquatic animal testing for export activities.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms
Document Number: 2017-26059
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with its efforts to safeguard the health of the U.S. livestock and poultry populations by the use of National Veterinary Services Laboratories request forms.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Foot-And-Mouth Disease: Prohibition on Importation of Farm Equipment
Document Number: 2017-26058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of used farm equipment into the United States from regions affected with foot-and- mouth disease.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From Sinaloa and Sonora; Poultry and Pork Transiting the United States
Document Number: 2017-26057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora and for pork and poultry products transiting the United States.
Agency Information Collection Extension, With Changes
Document Number: 2017-26056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is forwarding an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. With this information collection request DOE intends to extend with changes for three years with the OMB, the Certification Reports, Compliance Statements, Application for a Test Procedure Waiver, and Recordkeeping for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment subject to Energy or Water Conservation Standards Package under OMB No. 1910-1400.
Site Visit Training Program for Office of Pharmaceutical Quality Staff; Information Available to Industry
Document Number: 2017-26055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 2018 CDER Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) Staff Experiential Learning Site Visit Program. The purpose of this document is to invite pharmaceutical companies interested in participating in this program to submit a site visit proposal to CDER's OPQ.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-26054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Application for Presidential Permit; Clean Power Northeast Development Inc.
Document Number: 2017-26052
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Energy
Clean Power Northeast Development Inc. (CPNE) has applied for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, maintain, and connect an electric transmission line across the United States border with Canada.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton General Reevaluation Report, San Francisco Bay, California
Document Number: 2017-26051
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division and the Port of Stockton are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to evaluate the efficiency of the movement of goods along the existing deep-draft navigation route extending from the Golden Gate, through San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, to deep draft facilities at Avon, California. This Notice of Intent (NOI) represents a supplemental notice to the March 4, 2016, NOI released for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Study. This supplemental NOI is being released to notify the public that the study scope has been reduced to only consider improvements within the portion of the navigation project extending from San Francisco Bay to Avon. Work is now being conducted on an EIS/EIR with a reduced scope and project footprint, which is anticipated to be issued for public review in 2018. This NOI also re- opens the public scoping period. The 2016 NOI proposed to deepen the John F. Baldwin channel from the West Richmond Channel through the Pinole Shoal Channel, Bulls Head Reach and Suisun Bay Channel to New York Slough Channel to a maximum depth of 45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW) and the Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel to a maximum depth of 40 feet MLLW. As of September, 2017, the portion of the authorized navigation project to the east of Avon is no longer under consideration for formulation of navigation improvements. The revised study area extends from Central San Francisco Bay to Avon only and includes the West Richmond Channel, Pinole Shoal Channel, and Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel (west of Avon). The current authorized depth of this study area is 45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), but is currently maintained at 35 feet MLLW. The forthcoming EIS/EIR is a single purpose navigation improvement project to evaluate incremental deepening to a maximum depth of 38 feet MLLW within the channel reaches of the revised study area only.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2017-26050
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The original notice of the list of participants for the Performance Review Board Membership published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 3, 2017. There is an additional participant to add to the list: MG Michael Wehr, Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Unitization
Document Number: 2017-26049
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection with revisions.
Product Change-Parcel Select Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Submission for OMB Review; Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts
Document Number: 2017-26046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Biobased Procurements. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 40769, on August 28, 2017. No comments were received.
Information Collection; Past Performance Information
Document Number: 2017-26045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning past performance information.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2017-26044
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels (3,083 metric tons (mt)), American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors (205 mt), and jig vessels (94 mt) to hook-and-line catcher/processors (2,732 mt) and pot catcher/ processors (650 mt) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2017 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997: Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 048
Document Number: 2017-26043
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing a publication containing modifications the Agency is making to the list of standards FDA recognizes for use in premarket reviews (FDA Recognized Consensus Standards). This publication, entitled ``Modifications to the List of Recognized Standards, Recognition List Number: 048'' (Recognition List Number: 048), will assist manufacturers who elect to declare conformity with consensus standards to meet certain requirements for medical devices.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Establishing and Maintaining Lists of United States Manufacturers/Processors With Interest in Exporting Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition-Regulated Products to China
Document Number: 2017-26042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision
Document Number: 2017-26041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision (Recovery Plan). The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), and is currently found in the U.S. States of Arizona and New Mexico, and in Chihuahua, Mexico. The recovery plan includes specific recovery criteria to be met to enable us to remove this species from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The first Mexican wolf recovery plan was completed in 1982.