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Download as PDF 1614 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices applications that grandfather low speed legacy services and applications to discontinue previously grandfathered legacy data services. The Commission also held that if a carrier files an application to discontinue, reduce, or impair a legacy voice or data service below 1.544 Mbps for which it has had no customers and no request for service for at least a 30-day period immediately preceding submission of the application, that application will be automatically granted on the 15th day after its filing with the Commission, absent Commission notice to the contrary. The Commission will use the information collected under these revisions to 47 CFR Section 63 to determine if affected respondents are in compliance with its rules and the requirements of section 214 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00453 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0678] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before March 13, 2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control No.: 3060–0678. Title: Part 25 of the Federal Communications Commission’s Rules: Governing the Licensing of, and Spectrum Usage by, Commercial Earth Stations and Space Stations. Form Nos.: FCC Form 312; Schedule A; Schedule B; Schedule S; FCC Form 312–EZ; FCC Form 312–R. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents: 5,036 respondents; 5,094 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5–80 hours per response. Frequency of Response: On occasion, one time, and annual reporting requirements; third-party disclosure requirement; recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154, 301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, 319, 332, 605, and 721. Total Annual Burden: 35,622 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $12,411,120. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. Certain information collected regarding international coordination of satellite systems is not routinely available for public inspection pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b) and 47 CFR 0.457(d)(vii). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Needs and Uses: On September 27, 2017, the Commission released a Report and Order, FCC 17–122, titled, ‘‘Update to Parts 2 and 25 Concerning NonGeostationary, Fixed-Satellite Service Systems and Related Matters.’’ In this Report and Order, the Commission updated and streamlined its rules governing satellite constellations that operate in the fixed-satellite service. Many of the amendments are substantive changes intended to give licensees greater operational flexibility. At the same time, however, many more applications for non-geostationary, fixed-satellite service systems have been filed, increasing the overall information collection burden. The information collection requirements in this collection are needed to determine the technical, legal, and other qualifications of applicants and licensees to operate a radio station and to determine whether grant of an authorization serves the public interest, convenience and necessity. Without such information, the Commission could not determine whether to permit respondents to provide communications services in the United States. Therefore, the Commission would not be able to fulfill its statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the obligations imposed on parties to the World Trade Organization Basic Telecom Agreement. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00452 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0991] Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before February 12, 2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the web page http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. OMB Control Number: 3060–0991. Title: AM Measurement Data. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,800 respondents; 3,135 responses. Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50– 25 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Third party disclosure requirement, On occasion reporting requirement. Total Annual Burden: 20,200 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,131,500. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in Sections 151, 152, 154(i), 303, and 307 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality treatment with this collection of information. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Needs and Uses: The Commission is revising this information collection to reflect the September 22, 2017, adoption of the Third Report and Order in MB Docket No. 13–249, FCC 17–119, In the Matter of Revitalization of AM Radio Service (AMR Third R&O). Specifically, the AMR Third R&O removed certain requirements and associated burdens contained in 47 CFR 73.151, 73.154, and 73.155. To the extent the revisions affect reporting or record-keeping PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1615 requirements, they reduce those burdens for AM broadcasters operating with directional antenna arrays. The Commission is seeking approval for the revised information collection requirements contained under this collection from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In the 2015 AM revitalization proceeding, the FCC proposed streamlining certain technical requirements to assist AM broadcasters in providing radio service to consumers. For example, many AM stations must directionalize their signals during some or all of the broadcast day in order to avoid interference with other AM stations. Maintaining a directional signal pattern can be technically complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Such stations are subject to a variety of rules requiring signal strength measurements and other engineering analyses to ensure compliance with their authorizations. In the AMR Third R&O, the FCC eliminated, clarified, or eased several of the rules governing AM stations using directional antenna arrays, which comprise almost 40 percent of all AM stations. First, the FCC revises 47 CFR 73.154(a) to relax the rule on submission of partial proofs of performance of directional AM antenna arrays by eliminating the requirement to take measurements on non-monitored radials adjacent to monitored radials. Next, the FCC modified several rules pertaining to AM stations that use Method of Moments (MoM) models of directional array performance. MoM modeling allows broadcasters to verify antenna system performance through computer modeling, as opposed to sending engineers in the field to take field strength measurements. Thus, a proof using a MoM model is less expensive than taking field strength measurements of an AM station’s directional pattern. Specifically, the FCC: (1) Revised 47 CFR 73.151(c)(1)(ix) to eliminate the requirement of obtaining a registered surveyor’s certification, provided that no new towers are being added to an existing AM array; (2) added 47 CFR 73.151(c)(1)(x) to extend the exemption (of having to file a new proof with the FCC) to any AM tower modification that does not affect the modeled values used in the previously submitted license proof; (3) revised 47 CFR 73.151(c)(3) to retain the current requirement for submission of reference field strength measurements in the initial license application, but eliminated the requirement to submit additional reference field strength measurements in subsequent license applications; and E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1616 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Notices (4) revised 47 CFR 73.155 to eliminate the requirement for biennial recertification of the performance of a directional pattern licensed pursuant to a MoM proof, except when system components have been repaired or replaced. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–00455 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 9, 2018. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–00433 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 6712–01–P Administration for Children and Families FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than February 8, 2018. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Adam M. Drimer, Assistant Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528. Comments can also be sent electronically to Comments.applications@rich.frb.org: 1. Old Line Bancshares, Inc., Bowie, Maryland; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bay Bancorp, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, and thereby indirectly acquire Bay Bank, FSB, Columbia, Maryland, and thereby engage in operating a savings association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Proposed Projects: Title: National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. OMB No.: 0970–0424. Description: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) to respond to the 1988 and 1992 amendments (Pub. L. 100–294 and Pub. L. 102–295) to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.), which called for the creation of a coordinated national data collection and analysis program, both universal and case specific in scope, to examine standardized data on false, unfounded, or unsubstantiated reports. In 1996, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was amended by Public Law 104–235 to require that any state receiving the Basic State Grant work with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide specific data on child maltreatment, to the extent practicable. These provisions were retained and expanded upon in the 2010 reauthorization of CAPTA (Pub. L. 111– 320). Item (17) below was enacted with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–22). The law goes into effect in 2017 and it is anticipated that states will begin reporting with FFY 2018 data. Item (18) below was enacted with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) (Pub. L. 114–198). The law goes into effect in 2017 and it is anticipated that states will begin reporting with FFY 2018 data. Each state to which a grant is made under this section shall annually work with the Secretary to provide, to the maximum extent practicable, a report that includes the following: 1. The number of children who were reported to the state during the year as victims of child abuse or neglect. 2. Of the number of children described in paragraph (1), the number PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with respect to whom such reports were— A. substantiated; B. unsubstantiated; or C. determined to be false. 3. Of the number of children described in paragraph (2)— A. the number that did not receive services during the year under the state program funded under this section or an equivalent state program; B. the number that received services during the year under the state program funded under this section or an equivalent state program; and C. the number that were removed from their families during the year by disposition of the case. 4. The number of families that received preventive services, including use of differential response, from the state during the year. 5. The number of deaths in the state during the year resulting from child abuse or neglect. 6. Of the number of children described in paragraph (5), the number of such children who were in foster care. 7. A. The number of child protective service personnel responsible for the— i. intake of reports filed in the previous year; ii. screening of such reports; iii. assessment of such reports; and iv. investigation of such reports. B. The average caseload for the workers described in subparagraph (A). 8. The agency response time with respect to each such report with respect to initial investigation of reports of child abuse or neglect. 9. The response time with respect to the provision of services to families and children where an allegation of child abuse or neglect has been made. 10. For child protective service personnel responsible for intake, screening, assessment, and investigation of child abuse and neglect reports in the state— A. information on the education, qualifications, and training requirements established by the state for child protective service professionals, including for entry and advancement in the profession, including advancement to supervisory positions; B. data of the education, qualifications, and training of such personnel; C. demographic information of the child protective service personnel; and D. information on caseload or workload requirements for such personnel, including requirements for average number and maximum number of cases per child protective service worker and supervisor. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)]
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0991]


Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to 
the Office of Management and Budget

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the 
general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to 
comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested 
concerning:

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Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including 
whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of 
the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden 
of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection 
burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject 
to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before February 12, 
2018. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find 
it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, 
you should advise the contacts listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email [email protected]; and to Cathy Williams, FCC, via 
email [email protected] and to [email protected]. Include in the 
comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418-
2918. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) 
submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the web page called ``Currently 
Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the 
``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, (4) 
select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of agencies 
presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the ``Submit'' button 
to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when the list of FCC 
ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of 
this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC 
submission to OMB will be displayed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission 
(FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following 
information collection. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the 
Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection 
burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0991.
    Title: AM Measurement Data.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 1,800 respondents; 3,135 
responses.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 0.50-25 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirement, Third party 
disclosure requirement, On occasion reporting requirement.
    Total Annual Burden: 20,200 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: $1,131,500.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The 
statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 
Sections 151, 152, 154(i), 303, and 307 of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality treatment with this collection of information.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s).
    Needs and Uses: The Commission is revising this information 
collection to reflect the September 22, 2017, adoption of the Third 
Report and Order in MB Docket No. 13-249, FCC 17-119, In the Matter of 
Revitalization of AM Radio Service (AMR Third R&O). Specifically, the 
AMR Third R&O removed certain requirements and associated burdens 
contained in 47 CFR 73.151, 73.154, and 73.155. To the extent the 
revisions affect reporting or record-keeping requirements, they reduce 
those burdens for AM broadcasters operating with directional antenna 
arrays. The Commission is seeking approval for the revised information 
collection requirements contained under this collection from the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB).
    In the 2015 AM revitalization proceeding, the FCC proposed 
streamlining certain technical requirements to assist AM broadcasters 
in providing radio service to consumers. For example, many AM stations 
must directionalize their signals during some or all of the broadcast 
day in order to avoid interference with other AM stations. Maintaining 
a directional signal pattern can be technically complex, time-
consuming, and expensive. Such stations are subject to a variety of 
rules requiring signal strength measurements and other engineering 
analyses to ensure compliance with their authorizations.
    In the AMR Third R&O, the FCC eliminated, clarified, or eased 
several of the rules governing AM stations using directional antenna 
arrays, which comprise almost 40 percent of all AM stations. First, the 
FCC revises 47 CFR 73.154(a) to relax the rule on submission of partial 
proofs of performance of directional AM antenna arrays by eliminating 
the requirement to take measurements on non-monitored radials adjacent 
to monitored radials. Next, the FCC modified several rules pertaining 
to AM stations that use Method of Moments (MoM) models of directional 
array performance. MoM modeling allows broadcasters to verify antenna 
system performance through computer modeling, as opposed to sending 
engineers in the field to take field strength measurements. Thus, a 
proof using a MoM model is less expensive than taking field strength 
measurements of an AM station's directional pattern. Specifically, the 
FCC: (1) Revised 47 CFR 73.151(c)(1)(ix) to eliminate the requirement 
of obtaining a registered surveyor's certification, provided that no 
new towers are being added to an existing AM array; (2) added 47 CFR 
73.151(c)(1)(x) to extend the exemption (of having to file a new proof 
with the FCC) to any AM tower modification that does not affect the 
modeled values used in the previously submitted license proof; (3) 
revised 47 CFR 73.151(c)(3) to retain the current requirement for 
submission of reference field strength measurements in the initial 
license application, but eliminated the requirement to submit 
additional reference field strength measurements in subsequent license 
applications; and

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(4) revised 47 CFR 73.155 to eliminate the requirement for biennial 
recertification of the performance of a directional pattern licensed 
pursuant to a MoM proof, except when system components have been 
repaired or replaced.

Federal Communications Commission.
Katura Jackson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-00455 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
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