December 18, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Gulf of Mexico Coral Habitat Management Areas
Document Number: 2017-27142
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NMFS Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council), intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Coral and Coral Reef Resources of the Gulf of Mexico: Coral Habitat Areas Considered for Management in the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 9). Amendment 9 will consider alternatives that would modify fishing regulations within the existing habitat areas of particular concern (HAPC) boundary of Pulley Ridge; establish new areas for HAPC status in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) that may include associated fishing regulations; and prohibit dredge fishing in all HAPCs that are managed with fishing regulations. These decisions would help conserve Gulf coral resources and essential fish habitat to maintain suitable marine fishery habitat to support sustainable fisheries. The purpose of this NOI is to inform the public of upcoming opportunities to provide additional comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS, as specified in this notice.
Petition of SM Line Corporation for an Exemption; Notice of Filing and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-27135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to continue planning to collect testimony focused on human trafficking in Oregon.
Drug Products, Including Biological Products, That Contain Nanomaterials; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Drug Products, Including Biological Products, that Contain Nanomaterials.'' This draft guidance has been developed to provide industry with the Agency's current thinking for the development of human drug products, including those that are biological products, that contain nanomaterials. The draft guidance also includes recommendations for applicants and sponsors of investigational, premarket, and postmarket submissions for these products.
Replacement Reagent and Instrument Family Policy for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``Replacement Reagent and Instrument Family Policy for In Vitro Diagnostic Devices.'' FDA is issuing this draft guidance document to update and clarify the policy for a manufacturer's application of an assay that was previously cleared for use based on performance characteristics with a specified instrument, to an additional instrument that was previously cleared or that is a member of an instrument family from which another member has been previously cleared. When finalized, this document will supersede ``Replacement Reagent and Instrument Family Policy,'' issued on December 11, 2003. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-27131
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the New Jersey Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. (EST). The purpose of the meeting is project planning so that members can begin discussing potential topics for its civil rights project.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-27129
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Debra Plymate
Document Number: 2017-27126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Evaluation-Phase II
Document Number: 2017-27125
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides public notice regarding a revision of its System of Records for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance EvaluationPhase II. This evaluation will assess the implementation and effectiveness of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance program for extremely low-income nonelderly adults with disabilities. Primary data collection will include interviews with grantees and program partners and stakeholders and surveys of Section 811 Project Rental Assistance and Project Rental Assistance Contract residents. Secondary (existing) datasets will include HUD administrative data, Medicare and Medicaid data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid data from six state Medicaid agencies, Project Rental Assistance and Project Rental Assistance Contract program documents, and neighborhood administrative data. The second category of user under the routine uses of records maintained in the SORN is revised to clarify that researchers will be under contract with HUD and the purpose of the routine use is producing a dataset to be used to support the ``Evaluation of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program.'' A more detailed description of the system of records is contained in the purpose section of this notice.
Information Requests and Discipline Review Letters Under the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27124
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Information Requests and Discipline Review Letters Under GDUFA.'' This draft guidance explains how FDA will issue and use an information request (IR) and/or a discipline review letter (DRL) during the review of an original abbreviated new drug application (ANDA).
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-27123
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET) for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
Canadian Standards Association: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2017-27122
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-27121
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-27120
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company
Document Number: 2017-27119
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company
Document Number: 2017-27118
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2017-27116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Qu[eacute]bec, British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (``BCLTC''), Conseil de l'Industrie forestiere du Qu[eacute]bec (``CIFQ''), Ontario Forest Industries Association (``OFIA''), Canfor Corporation (``Canfor''), Resolute FP Canada Inc. (``Resolute''), Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (``Tolko''), and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (``West Fraser'') with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on December 5, 2017, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce's final determination regarding Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2017 (82 FR 51806). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-CDA-2017-1904-03 to this request.
The Department of Homeland Security, Stakeholder Engagement & Cyber Infrastructure Resilience Division (SECIR)
Document Number: 2017-27114
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The DHS NPPD Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), SECIR, will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DHS previously published this ICR in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 82 FR 32859 for a 60-day public comment period. Ten comments from two commenters were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Procedures, Interpretations, and Policies for Consideration of New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products
Document Number: 2017-27066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Energy
As part of its implementation of, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' (January 30, 2017) and, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' (Feb. 24, 2017), the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist DOE in identifying potential modifications to its ``Process Rule'' for the development of appliance standards to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations in the development of appliance standards. DOE will also hold a public meeting to receive input from interested parties on potential improvements to the ``Process Rule''. This RFI is the first in a series of steps DOE is taking to consider modifications to the ``Process Rule.'' Subsequently, DOE expects to expeditiously publish an ANPRM that will provide feedback on the public comment received in response to this notice and seek additional information on potential improvements to our process for developing and promulgating energy efficiency standards.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2017-27046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final within the meaning of agency law. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Interstate 15, from post mile 18.3 to post mile 21.0, in the City of Lake Elsinore, in the County of Riverside, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-26949
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-300 and -500 airplanes and Model ATR72-202 and -212A airplanes. This AD requires identifying the serial number of the dual distributor valve (DDV), and replacement of affected DDVs. This AD was prompted by an investigation performed on a failed DDV that revealed a nonconformity of crimping on an internal valve. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Comprehensive Review of the Uniform System of Accounts, Jurisdictional Separations and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board
Document Number: 2017-26942
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, information requirements associated with the Commission's Order, FCC 17-15. In this Order, the Commission minimized the compliance burdens imposed by the Uniform System of Accounts (USOA) on price cap and rate- of-return telephone companies, while ensuring that the Commission retains access to the information it needs to fulfill its regulatory duties. This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the rules.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-26841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by a quality review of delivered airplanes, which identified a manufacturing deficiency of some engine air inlet anti-ice ``piccolo'' tubes. This AD requires inspecting each anti-ice ``piccolo'' tube assembly of certain engine air inlets for discrepancies, and doing corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-26837
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) might not function as intended after failure of the primary load path. This AD requires repetitive detailed visual inspections for discrepancies of the THSA upper attachments and no-back housing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-26834
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the webs of the stub beams at certain fuselage stations. These cracks are the result of fatigue caused by cyclical loading from pressurization, wing loads, and landing loads. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the webs of the stub beams at certain fuselage stations, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Updates Concerning Non-Geostationary, Fixed-Satellite Service Systems and Related Matters
Document Number: 2017-26532
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts a regulatory framework to facilitate the delivery of broadband services through satellite constellation networks. The Commission updates, clarifies and streamlines the current rules governing non-geostationary satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service systems to better reflect current technology and promote additional operational flexibility.