December 13, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-12-13-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-12-13
Revising the Seal for the National Credit Union Administration
Document Number: 2017-27034
Type: Executive Order
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2017
Document Number: 2017-27033
Type: Proclamation
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Executive Office of the President
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26920
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2017-26897
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is requesting nominations for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (``The Committee''). The Committee was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was first chartered on November 21, 2011, and subsequently renewed on November 20, 2013, and November 17, 2015. The Department of Commerce most recently renewed the Committee for another two-year term beginning on November 16, 2017. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding U.S. supply chain competitiveness. The Committee advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Department is seeking nominations for the newly- rechartered Committee.
Proposed Re-Issuance of a General NPDES Permit (GP) for Small Suction Dredges in Idaho
Document Number: 2017-26896
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is proposing to reissue a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (IDG370000) for small suction dredge operations in Idaho (intake nozzle size of 5 inches in diameter or a diametric equivalent or less and with equipment rated at 15 horsepower or less). The current permit established effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions and other conditions on discharges from covered facilities. These conditions are based on existing national effluent guidelines, the state of Idaho's Water Quality Standards and material contained in the administrative record. The EPA is proposing to retain most conditions of the current General Permit. A description of the basis for the conditions and requirements of the proposed general permit is given in the Fact Sheet. This is also notice of the draft Section 401 Certification provided by the state of Idaho.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board; Membership
Document Number: 2017-26895
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given of the membership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Performance Review Board for 2017.
Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides-Health Criteria
Document Number: 2017-26893
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur OxidesHealth Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-17/451). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for sulfur oxides (SOX). This Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) provides a comprehensive review, synthesis, and evaluation of the most policy- relevant science to serve as the scientific foundation for EPA's review of the current primary NAAQS for SOX.\1\ EPA is developing a separate ISA as part of an independent review for the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for oxides of nitrogen and sulfur.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
Document Number: 2017-26889
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists the members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). This notice is required under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Initiation of Periodic Review of High Performance Building Certification Systems
Document Number: 2017-26888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is initiating its high-performance building certification systems review, required every five years by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. GSA will identify a system(s) and certification level that ``will be most likely to encourage a comprehensive and environmentally sound approach'' to the certification of high-performance Federal buildings.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2017-26887
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the 2017 BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. The BE-12 survey is conducted every five years; the prior survey covered 2012. The benchmark survey covers the universe of foreign direct investment in the United States and is BEA's most detailed survey of such investment. For the 2017 benchmark survey, BEA will make changes in data items collected, the design of the survey forms, and the reporting requirements for the survey to satisfy changing data needs and to improve data quality and the effectiveness and efficiency of data collection.
Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (DD Form 214/5 Series)
Document Number: 2017-26886
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes the DoD's regulation concerning the certificate of release or discharge from active duty (Department of Defense Form (DD Form) 214/5 Series). DoD has determined that the rule has no impact on the general public; rather, the rule focuses on internal DoD management and personnel matters. Therefore, this part is unnecessary and can be removed from the CFR.
PNC Capital Advisors, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-26885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-26884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4339-DR), dated 11/02/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/17/2017 through 11/15/2017.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2017-26883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2017-26882
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-26881
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4339-DR), dated 09/20/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/17/2017 through 11/15/2017.
National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-26880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; 2017 Purse Seine FAD Fishery Closure
Document Number: 2017-26879
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that U.S. purse seine vessels will be prohibited from fishing on fish aggregating devices (FADs) in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention) in the area between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S., as a result of reaching the 2017 limit on FAD sets. This action is taken to enable the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26877
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Limitations on Net Operating Loss Carryforwards and Certain Built-in Losses and Credits Following.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Rulings and determination letters.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-26875
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 49 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2017-26874
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt five individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2017-26873
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2017-26872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 121 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-26871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 51 individuals from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-26870
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-26869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the TAC will: (1) Discuss the scope, plan, and approach for the Committee's efforts in 2018; (2) explore timely topics and issues involving financial technology in CFTC regulated markets, potentially including blockchain/DLT, data standardization and analytics, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and RegTech; and (3) identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2017-26868
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for six individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-26867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 31 individuals from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees
Document Number: 2017-26866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
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 1652-0001, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves air carriers and foreign air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for three fiscal years.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Screening Partnership Program (SPP)
Document Number: 2017-26865
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0064, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves an application completed by airports desiring to opt-out of passenger and baggage security screening performed by federal employees, preferring a qualified private screening company to perform security screening functions under a contract entered into with TSA.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26863
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-26862
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-26861
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Electronic Medical Examination for Visa Applicant
Document Number: 2017-26860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2017-26859
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is amending the charter for the Defense Policy Board.
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: VHG Labs DBA LGC Standard Warehouse
Document Number: 2017-26855
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Seven Fentanyl-Related Substances in Schedule I
Document Number: 2017-26854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to publish a temporary order to schedule seven fentanyl-related substances in schedule I. These seven substances are: N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)- N-phenylpentanamide (valeryl fentanyl), N-(4-fluorophenyl)- N-(1-phenethylpiperidin- 4-yl)butyramide (para-fluorobutyryl fentanyl), N-(4-methoxyphenyl)- N-(1- phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)butyramide (para-methoxybutyryl fentanyl), N- (4-chlorophenyl)- N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)isobutyramide (para- chloroisobutyryl fentanyl), N-(1-phenethylpiperidin- 4-yl)-N- phenylisobutyramide (isobutyryl fentanyl), N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4- yl)- N-phenylcyclopentane carboxamide (cyclopentyl fentanyl), and N-(2- fluorophenyl)- 2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin- 4-yl)acetamide (ocfentanil). This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these seven synthetic opioids in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. When it is issued, the temporary scheduling order will impose the administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions and regulatory controls applicable to schedule I controlled substances under the CSA on the manufacture, distribution, reverse distribution, possession, importation, exportation, research, and conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of these synthetic opioids.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of MT-45 Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2017-26853
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
With the issuance of this final order, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration places the substance MT-45 (Systematic IUPAC Name: 1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine), including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act and is required in order for the United States to discharge its obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961. This action imposes the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, import, export, engage in research or conduct instructional activities with, or possess), or propose to handle, MT-45.
Approval of Expanded Subzone Status; Orgill, Inc., Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Document Number: 2017-26850
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Territory and Airspace of Somalia
Document Number: 2017-26847
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the expiration date for the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that prohibits certain flights in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below flight level (FL) 260 by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.- registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.- registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA is taking this action because it has determined that there continues to be an unacceptable risk to U.S. civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below FL260 resulting from terrorist and militant activity. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR.