December 21, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-27486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement (HHS/ACF/OCSE), is providing notice of a re-established matching program between OCSE and state workforce agencies (SWAs) administering the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program. The matching program will provide SWAs with new hire (i.e., employment status) and quarterly wage information from OCSE's National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) system of records, for the purpose of assisting SWAs in preventing, detecting, and addressing program violations and errors, and for related secondary purposes.
Keith J. Pierce: Debarment Order
Document Number: 2017-27485
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is issuing an order under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) debarring Dr. Keith J. Pierce for a period of 5 years from providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application. FDA bases this order on a finding that Dr. Pierce was convicted of a misdemeanor under Federal law for conduct relating to the development or approval, including the process for development or approval, of a drug product under the FD&C Act. Dr. Pierce was given notice of the proposed debarment and an opportunity to request a hearing within the timeframe prescribed by regulation. Dr. Pierce failed to request a hearing. Dr. Pierce's failure to request a hearing constitutes a waiver of his right to a hearing concerning this action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program Application
Document Number: 2017-27484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, will be 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. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: Red Ribbon Week Patch
Document Number: 2017-27483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration, will be 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.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-27482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Emerging Infections Program, a population-based surveillance via active, laboratory case finding that is used for detecting, identifying, and monitoring emerging pathogens.
Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-27481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled Enhanced Surveillance for Histoplasmosis. CDC will collect state health department and patient furnished histoplasmosis case data.
Correction to Notice Published 12/13/2017
Document Number: 2017-27479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics”
Document Number: 2017-27478
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request on; “Applications for Trademark Registration”
Document Number: 2017-27477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-27476
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Modification of Single Car Air Brake Test Procedures
Document Number: 2017-27475
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ALOHA SWIM; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27473
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SEAFOOD; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27472
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SILVERGIRL; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27471
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel THE FRANCES MAE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27470
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Records Management; General Records Schedule (GRS); GRS Transmittal 29
Document Number: 2017-27462
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is issuing a new set of General Records Schedules (GRS) via GRS Transmittal 29. The GRS provides mandatory disposition instructions for administrative records common to several or all Federal agencies. Transmittal 29 announces changes we have made to the GRS since we published Transmittal 28 in July. We are concurrently disseminating Transmittal 29 (the memo and the accompanying records schedules and documents) directly to each agency's records management official and have also posted it on NARA's website.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27461
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27460
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Revisions to the Definitions for Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2017-27459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a portion of the revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on March 24, 2017. The revision modifies the definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Specifically, the submitted revision will incorporate the EPA's latest definition of VOC on the basis that these compounds make negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Arkansas; Revisions to the Definitions for Arkansas Plan of Implementation for Air Pollution Control: Volatile Organic Compounds
Document Number: 2017-27458
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a portion of the revision to the Arkansas State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) on March 24, 2017. The revision updates the definition of ``volatile organic compounds'' (VOC). Specifically, the submitted revision will incorporate the EPA's latest definition of VOC on the basis that these compounds make negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. This action is being taken pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Notice of Intent To Re-Establish the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27457
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service intends to re-establish the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee for a period of one year. The final conference report for the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (H.R. 3299) recommended that the Internal Revenue Service establish a federal advisory committee to discuss improvement to the information reporting program (IRP). The first IRPAC was created in 1991. The IRPAC is the only advisory committee designed to focus on information reporting issues. IRPAC members usually come from the tax professional community, small and large businesses, financial institutions, state tax administration agencies, colleges and universities, and securities and payroll organizations. Specific subject matter and technical expertise in information reporting administration issues, such as knowledge and expertise in producing and using information reporting returns, are generally required to accomplish the tasks of the IRPAC.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27456
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
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: 2017-27455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2018 Police Public Contact Survey (PPCS)
Document Number: 2017-27454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be 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.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Volatile Organic Compound Emissions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Nonattainment Area
Document Number: 2017-27453
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Texas. The Texas SIP submission revises rules for control of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to assist the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) moderate nonattainment area (NAA) in attaining the 2008 8-hour ozone (O3) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and demonstrates that Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements are met for the DFW NAA. The submission includes Wise County, a county added as part of the DFW moderate NAA. We are approving the submitted rules and RACT demonstration as part of the DFW moderate NAA SIP and as meeting RACT requirements.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2017-27452
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing an approval of revisions to the Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) that address regional haze for the first planning period. LDEQ submitted these revisions to address the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the EPA's rules that require states to prevent any future and remedy any existing anthropogenic impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas (national parks and wilderness areas) caused by emissions of air pollutants from numerous sources located over a wide geographic area (also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). To address the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirement for sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), the EPA is finalizing approval of source-by- source BART determinations for certain electric generating and non- electric generating units. To address the BART requirement for NOX for electric generating units, we are finalizing our proposed determination that Louisiana's participation in the Cross- State Air Pollution Rule's (CSAPR) trading program for ozone-season NOX qualifies as an alternative to BART.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2017-27451
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships with Covered Funds (Regulation VV) (FR VV; OMB No. 7100-0360).
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2017-18 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Amendment 27; Correction
Document Number: 2017-27450
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action corrects the 2017-18 harvest specifications and management measures final rule that published on February 7, 2017. That rule established 2017-18 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, consistent with the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP), including harvest specifications consistent with default harvest control rules in the PCGFMP. That action also included regulations to implement Amendment 27 to the PCGFMP, which added deacon rockfish to the PCGFMP, reclassified big skate as an actively managed stock, added a new inseason management process for commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries in waters off California, and made several clarifications to existing regulations. This action fixes errors in 2017-18 harvest specifications and management measures final rule by correcting the definition of ecosystem component species to remove big skates, making three corrections related to the recreational groundfish retention regulations in effect in waters off California, making a correction to the groundfish retention regulations in the limited entry fixed gear and in the open access fisheries, and correcting the unit of weight used to set the sablefish cumulative limit for Tier 2 of the limited entry fixed gear sablefish fishery.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Amendment 17B
Document Number: 2017-27449
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 17B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico U.S. Waters, (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule allows for the creation of a Federal Gulf shrimp reserve pool permit when certain conditions are met, and allows non-federally permitted Gulf shrimp vessels to transit through the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Amendment 17B also defines the aggregate maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and aggregate optimum yield (OY), and determines a minimum number of commercial vessel moratorium permits in the fishery. This final rule also makes technical corrections to the regulations that revise the coordinates for the Tortugas shrimp sanctuary in the Gulf, and corrects the provisions regarding the harvest and possession of wild live rock in Gulf Federal waters. The purpose of this final rule and Amendment 17B is to protect federally managed Gulf shrimp stocks while maintaining catch efficiency, economic efficiency, and stability in the fishery.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-27447
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-27446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
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, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Fourth Meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces and provides an agenda for the fourth meeting of Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Multi-Purpose Room LL- 006 at the Commission's headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and will be open to the public, except for the period during lunch when the committee will meet in an administrative work session. The public portions of the meeting will be webcast on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify the contact person listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The meeting will focus on various administrative items and will include a discussion of liquidity in the bond markets.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-27441
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-1159A (GIII), G-IV, and GIV-X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain flap tracks were manufactured with the upper flange thickness less than design minimum. This AD requires replacing any defective flap track. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
As required by the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, the Secretary of Transportation announces a meeting of the Tribal Transportation Self- Governance (TTSGP) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. The meeting is open to the public.
Transition From TTY to Real-Time Text Technology
Document Number: 2017-27434
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
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, the information collection associated with requirements adopted in the Commission's document Transition from TTY to Real-Time Text Technology; Petition for Rulemaking to Update the Commission's Rules for Access to Support the Transition from TTY to Real-Time Text Technology, and Petition for Waiver of Rules Requiring Support of TTY Technology, Report and Order (Report and Order). This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the approval date of those information collect requirements.
Air Plan Approval; Ohio; Regional Haze Plan and Prong 4 (Visibility) for the 2012 and 2006 PM2.5
Document Number: 2017-27431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to take action under the Clean Air Act (CAA) on an Ohio State Implementation Plan (SIP) submittal addressing regional haze. This proposed action is based on a final determination by EPA that a state's participation in the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) program continues to meet the Regional Haze Rule (RHR)'s criteria to qualify as an alternative to the application of Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART). EPA is proposing the following five actions: Approve the portion of Ohio's November 30, 2016 SIP submittal seeking to change reliance from the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) to CSAPR for certain regional haze requirements; convert EPA's limited approval/limited disapproval of Ohio's March 11, 2011 regional haze SIP to a full approval; withdraw the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) provisions that address the limited disapproval; approve the visibility prong of Ohio's infrastructure SIP submittals for the 2012 annual and 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter (PM2.5), 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and 2010 sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS); and convert EPA's disapproval of the visibility portion of Ohio's infrastructure SIP submittal for the 2008 ozone NAAQS to an approval.
Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Volatile Organic Compounds Definition; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2017-27426
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the November 2, 2017, direct final rule approving changes to the Illinois Administrative Code definition of volatile organic material, otherwise known as volatile organic compound (VOC). The revision would remove recordkeeping and reporting requirements related to the use of t-butyl acetate as a VOC, and is in response to an EPA rulemaking that occurred in 2016.
Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; 2017 Revisions to NR 400 and 406; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 2017-27425
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Due to the receipt of an adverse comment, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing the November 7, 2017, direct final rule approving a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision replaces the definition of ``emergency electric generator'' with a broader definition of ``restricted internal combustion engine'', makes amendments to procedures for revoking construction permits as well as language changes and other administrative updates, and lastly, removing from the SIP two Wisconsin Administrative Code provisions that affect eligibility of coverage under general and construction permits.
Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standard; Reconsideration of Several Requirements and Notice About Compliance Dates
Document Number: 2017-27303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is providing notice to the public that it has initiated a rulemaking process to revise certain requirements in the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. EPA expects to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in FY 2018 to solicit public input on proposed revisions to the WPS requirements for minimum age, designated representative, and application exclusion zone.