December 8, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-12-08-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-12-08
Modifying the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Document Number: 2017-26714
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Modifying the Bears Ears National Monument
Document Number: 2017-26709
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Voluntary Consensus Standards Update; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2017-26655
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In the Federal Register of October 25, 2017, EPA published both a direct final rule and proposed rule to update the voluntary consensus standards that originally published in the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products final rule on December 12, 2016. In addition, in the direct final rule and proposed rule the EPA amended the testing requirements for panel producers and third-party certifiers establishing correlation between approved quality control test methods and either the ASTM E1333-14 test chamber, or, upon showing equivalence, the ASTM D6007-14 test chamber. As noted in the direct final rule, if EPA received adverse comment on the proposed amendments, the Agency would publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the direct final action will not take effect. The Agency did receive adverse comment on the proposed rule amendments, and is therefore withdrawing the direct final rule and will instead proceed with a final rule based on the proposed rule after considering all public comments.
Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of West Virginia
Document Number: 2017-26541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's approval of the State of West Virginia's request to revise/modify certain of its EPA-authorized programs to allow electronic reporting.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License: N-Acetyl Mannosamine as a Therapeutic Agent
Document Number: 2017-26540
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Human Genome Research Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive patent license to practice the inventions embodied in the Patents and Patent Applications listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice to Leadiant Biosciences, Inc, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of Hawaii
Document Number: 2017-26535
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii revised its approved Public Water System Supervision Program (PWSSP) under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) by adopting the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR) and the Long-Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that these revisions by the State of Hawaii are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations and otherwise meet applicable SDWA primacy requirements. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Hawaii's PWSSP.
Thirty-Second Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket
Document Number: 2017-26534
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Since 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket (``Docket'') under Section 120(c) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Section 120(c) requires EPA to establish a Docket that contains certain information reported to EPA by Federal facilities that manage hazardous waste or from which a reportable quantity of hazardous substances has been released. As explained further below, the Docket is used to identify Federal facilities that should be evaluated to determine if they pose a threat to public health or welfare and the environment and to provide a mechanism to make this information available to the public. This notice identifies the Federal facilities not previously listed on the Docket and also identifies Federal facilities reported to EPA since the last update on June 6, 2017. In addition to the list of additions to the Docket, this notice includes a section with revisions of the previous Docket list and a section of Federal facilities that are to be deleted from the Docket. Thus, the revisions in this update include 21 additions, 10 deletions, and 7 corrections to the Docket since the previous update. At the time of publication of this notice, the new total number of Federal facilities listed on the Docket is 2,349.
Endangered Species; Issuance of Recovery Permits and Interstate Commerce Permits January 2, 2017, through June 30, 2017
Document Number: 2017-26531
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued permits to conduct activities with endangered and threatened species under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities involving listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. We provide this list for the convenience of the public as a summary of our permit issuances for the first 6 months of calendar year 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, With Changes, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26530
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
Document Number: 2017-26529
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Recordkeeping and Reporting for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program,'' EPA ICR No. 2546.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a request for approval of a new collection. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty In-Use Vehicle Testing Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0222.11, OMB Control No. 2060-0086.
Document Number: 2017-26527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2018. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Requirements for Single Family Mortgage Instruments
Document Number: 2017-26526
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the HUD-DOJ Pay for Success Re-Entry Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration
Document Number: 2017-26525
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
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.
Extra-Schedular Evaluations for Individual Disabilities
Document Number: 2017-26523
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulation pertaining to extra-schedular consideration of a service-connected disability in exceptional compensation cases. This rule clarifies that an extra-schedular evaluation is to be applied to an individual service-connected disability when the disability is so exceptional or unusual that it makes application of the regular rating schedule impractical. An extra-schedular evaluation may not be based on the combined effect of more than one service-connected disability. For the reasons set forth in the proposed rule and in this final rule, VA is adopting the proposed rule as final, with two changes, as explained below.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency Program Demonstration
Document Number: 2017-26522
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
Document Number: 2017-26521
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 to control unforeseen pest outbreaks.
Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for August and September 2017
Document Number: 2017-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5(g) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to publish in the Federal Register a statement of its findings after its review of TSCA section 5(a) notices when EPA makes a finding that a new chemical substance or significant new use is not likely to present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. Such statements apply to premanufacture notices (PMNs), microbial commercial activity notices (MCANs), and significant new use notices (SNUNs) submitted to EPA under TSCA section 5. This document presents statements of findings made by EPA on TSCA section 5(a) notices during the period from August 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017.
Sedaxane; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-26519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of sedaxane in or on grain, cereal, forage, fodder and straw, group 16; grain, cereal, group 15; peanut; and peanut, hay. Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Bacillus subtilis Strain BU1814; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: 2017-26518
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. BASF Corporation submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814 under FFDCA.
Indoxacarb; Pesticide Tolerances
Document Number: 2017-26517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of indoxacarb in or on corn, field, forage; corn, field, stover; corn, field, grain. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Benton County, Minn.
Document Number: 2017-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Clarification of Protection and Safety Monitoring System (PMS) Interdivisional Cables in Auxiliary Building Fire Areas
Document Number: 2017-26512
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 94 and 93 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Information Collection: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR)
Document Number: 2017-26511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR).''
Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding the Applicability of the COPPA Rule to the Collection and Use of Voice Recordings
Document Number: 2017-26509
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an Enforcement Policy Statement regarding the applicability of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (``COPPA'') Rule to the collection of voice recordings. The Statement describes certain circumstances in which the Commission will not bring an enforcement action against an operator on the basis of the operator having collected an audio file containing a child's voice without first obtaining verifiable parental consent.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, Standardized NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 Through 11 and 13, Revision 1, and 14
Document Number: 2017-26508
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of December 11, 2017, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2017. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40-year period, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1 through 11 and 13, Revision 1, and Amendment No. 14 of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. These changes require, among other things, that all future amendments and revisions to this CoC include evaluations of the impacts to aging management activities (i.e., time-limited aging analyses (TLAAs) and aging management programs (AMPs)) to ensure that they remain adequate to timely identify any changes to spent fuel storage cask systems, structures, and components (SSCs) within the scope of the renewal.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-26507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2017-26506
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has already been used once. These adjustments are being made in in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in previously published rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016, and January 27, 2017, but the adjustments for these three civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.
Revenue Modernization: Mobile Collections & Receipt (MCR) Pilot
Document Number: 2017-26505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be conducting a pilot test program to allow for the electronic payment of certain taxes and fees imposed on commercial vessels prior to or upon a vessel's arrival at four designated ports of entry. The pilot also introduces portable, electronic devices that authorized CBP employees will use to electronically process payments of certain taxes and fees and to send electronic receipts via email. The pilot will not affect the amount of taxes and fees due, the clearance process, or the proof of documentation required to be presented to CBP. This notice describes the pilot, including its purpose, procedures, locations, and how to participate, and invites public comment on any aspect of the pilot.
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: 2017-26504
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Deletions
Document Number: 2017-26503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to delete products from the Procurement List that that were previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-26500
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Combined Notice of Filings
Document Number: 2017-26498
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2017-26497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2017-26496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 18, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request; A Generic Submission for Formative Research, Pre-testing, Stakeholder Measures and Advocate Forms at NCI (National Cancer Institute)
Document Number: 2017-26495
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Pre-Screening Tool
Document Number: 2017-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for a web-based pre-screening tool used by the general public to determine potential eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Endangered Species; File Nos. 21198 and 21434
Document Number: 2017-26493
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Southeast Regional Office, Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30602 [Responsible Party: Allan Brown], has applied in due form for a permit [File No. 21198] to take captive shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research and enhancement. Additionally the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, 904 South Morris Street, Oxford, Maryland 21654 [Responsible Party: Brian Richardson], has applied in due form for a permit [File No. 21434] to take captive Atlantic sturgeon for purposes of conducting scientific research and enhancement.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2017-26492
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) for the December subquota time period and thus for the remainder of 2017. The intent of this closure is to prevent overharvest of the available December subquota of 12.7 mt and the adjusted 2017 General category quota of 688.7 metric tons (mt).
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2017-26491
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2017-26490
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Postponement of Final Determinations of Sales in Less Than Fair Value Investigations and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-26489
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determinations in the less-than-fair- value (LTFV) investigations of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia until February 15, 2018, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015
Document Number: 2017-26488
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, period of review (POR). We have determined that mandatory respondents Changzhou Jinxi Machinery Co., Ltd. (Changzhou Jinxi) and tenKsolar (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (tenKsolar) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. The final net subsidies are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Administrative Review.''
Monosodium Glutamate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-26486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 7, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2015, through October 31, 2016. This review covered 27 exporters of subject merchandise. Because none of these companies filed a separate rate application (SRA) and/or a separate rate certification (SRC) to establish their separate rate status, they are being considered part of the PRC-wide entity.
Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee
Document Number: 2017-26485
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 16, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget approved the collection of calendar year (CY) 2017 Underground Natural Gas Storage (UNGS) Facility Annual Reports. This notice includes a PHMSA proposal to use CY 2017 annual report data in the user fee rate structure for both fiscal year (FY) 2018 and 2019.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Contractor Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information
Document Number: 2017-26484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for all covered employees will be 50 percent during calendar year 2018. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors performing or ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2017 reporting, PHMSA will not attempt to mail the ``user name'' and ``password'' for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) to operators, but will make the user name and password available in the PHMSA Portal (https:// portal.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline).
CLASS Condition of the Head Start Designation Renewal System
Document Number: 2017-26483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
OHS invites public comment on several specific changes being considered for the CLASS condition of the Designation Renewal System (DRS) as outlined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. We are considering changes to the CLASS condition with a goal of improving implementation and transparency of the DRS. Changes being considered include removal of the ``lowest 10 percent'' provision of the CLASS condition, an increase of the minimum thresholds for the Emotional Support and Classroom Organization domains to a score of 5, removal of the minimum threshold for the Instructional Support domain, and establishment of authority for the Secretary to set an absolute minimum threshold for the Instructional Support domain prior to the start of each fiscal year to be applied for DRS CLASS reviews in the same fiscal year. OHS requests feedback on these possible changes as well as alternative changes to the CLASS condition, particularly ways the Instructional Support threshold could be set and/or adjusted that would incentivize program improvement while acknowledging the current state of the field. OHS also invites feedback on other conditions of the DRS.