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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / Proposed Rules conditions for the hearing, as described in this notice, conflict with any provisions set out in part 15, this notice acts as a waiver of those provisions as specified in § 15.30(h). Transcripts Please be advised that as soon as a transcript is available, it will be accessible at https:// www.regulation.gov. It may be viewed at the Dockets Management Staff (see ADDRESSES). A transcript will also be available in either hardcopy or on CD– ROM, after submission of a Freedom of Information request. The Freedom of Information office address is available on the Agency’s website at https:// www.fda.gov. Dated: July 31, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–16807 Filed 8–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Chapter I 48 CFR Chapter 6 [Public Notice: 10489] Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost Department of State. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of its continuing implementation of Executive Order 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ issued by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction while continuing to achieve the Department’s statutory obligations. DATES: Written comments and related material must be received on or before September 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by email to the following address: RegsReform@state.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, 202– 647–2318; or Janet Freer, Director of the Office of Directives Management. Both can be reached at RegsReform@ state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 30, 2017, President Trump daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Aug 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 issued Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs. Under that Executive Order, for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and the cost of planned regulations must be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process. On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. That Executive Order directs agencies to take specific steps to identify and alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people. We are seeking comments on Department regulations, guidance documents, and collections of information that you believe should be removed or modified to alleviate unnecessary burdens. The Department is also requesting economic data to support any proposed changes. The Regulatory Reform Task Force Executive Order 13777 directs agencies to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer (RRO) and to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF). The Deputy Secretary of State is the RRO. Other RRTF members include senior officials in the Department’s primary regulatory bureaus (Bureaus of Consular Affairs, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Political-Military Affairs, and Administration), as well as other Department officials with expertise in legal requirements, planning and budget. One of the duties of the RRTF is to evaluate existing regulations and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777 further directs that the RRTF attempt to identify regulations that: • Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; • Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; • Impose costs that exceed benefits; • Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; • Are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or • Derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 38669 Section 3(e) of the Executive Order calls on the RRTF to ‘‘seek input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, nongovernmental organizations, and trade associations’’ on regulations that meet some or all of the criteria above. The Department sought input in 2017 (see 82 FR 32493), and again solicits your comments. Location of Department Regulations Existing Department of State regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in two places: • 22 CFR Chapter I (parts 1 through 199), which contains rules governing Department operations); and • 48 CFR Chapters VI (part 600), which contains the Department’s Acquisition Rules. In addition, guidance regarding Department grants can be found at 2 CFR chapter VI. You may view the most up-to-date versions of these authorities in the electronic CFR, located at www.ecfr.gov. Location of Department Guidance Department guidance that relates to the missions of the rulemaking bureaus (identified above) can be found in a number of locations on the state.gov public website. The Department is interested in comments regarding any of the guidance located on its public site. For your convenience, the following sites cover specific missions: • For Consular Affairs, including passports and visas, please visit https:// travel.state.gov. • For Educational and Cultural Affairs, including the Exchange Visitor Program, please visit https:// exchanges.state.gov/. • For Defense Trade issues, please visit: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/. You are invited to provide comment on any guidance published by the Department that you feel should be considered for modification or elimination, in accordance with E.O. 13777. Location of the Department’s Unified Agenda Submission The Department’s most current submission to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is located at https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/eAgendaMain. Select ‘‘Department of State’’ from the dropdown menu. The Agenda consists of regulatory and de-regulatory actions either in progress or contemplated by the Department. The rules are identified E:\FR\FM\07AUP1.SGM 07AUP1 38670 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / Proposed Rules by Regulatory Information Numbers (RINs), which for the Department all begin with ‘‘1400–’’. When commenting on a rule in the Agenda, please identify it by its RIN. Location of Approved Collections of Information Public Comments Please make your comments as specific as possible, and include any supporting data or other information, such as cost information, that you may have. Please note that all comments are publically available, so do not include any information in your comments that you would not want released to the public. We accept anonymous comments. The Department will not edit your comments to remove personal information; however, in our discretion, we might not post on regulations.gov any comments that contain personal information. If your submission cannot be made using www.regulations.gov, please submit using the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section, or contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. The Executive Orders are at the following sites: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS • Executive Order 13771 is located at: http://bit.ly/2kx0TlY • Executive Order 13777 is located at: http://bit.ly/2lTZPIQ Although the Department will not respond to individual comments, we value your comments and will give careful consideration to them. [FR Doc. 2018–16843 Filed 8–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Aug 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0608] You can find the Department’s approved collections of information at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Please choose ‘‘Current Inventory’’ and pick ‘‘Department of State’’ from the dropdown menu. All approved collections of information have a Control Number issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Department Control Numbers all begin with ‘‘1405–’’. When commenting on an information collection, please identify it by the OMB Control Number. Janet M. Freer, Director, Office of Directive Management, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulation; Battle of the Bridges, Intracoastal Waterway, Venice, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in Venice, FL, during the Battle of the Bridges on September 15, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before August 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0608 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. DATES: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class Michael Shackleford, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 813–228–2191, email Michael.D.Shackleford@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On November 7, 2017, the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing Program notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting the Battle of the Bridges sculler race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 September 15, 2018. The race will take place in portions of the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice, FL. The Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the race to be a safety concern for anyone within area where the race is taking place. The Coast Guard is requesting that interested parties provide comments within a shortened comment period of 15 days instead of a standard 30 days for this notice of proposed rulemaking. The Coast Guard believes a shortened comment period is necessary and reasonable because the special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters within, or near the race area during the scheduled event. Any delay in making this final rule effective by allowing comments for more than 15 days would not be in the best interest of public safety. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1233. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 15, 2018. The regulation would cover a race which would take place on approximately 3.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway starting near the Shamrock Park & Nature Center and ending near the Tamiami Trail Bridge in Venice, FL. The duration of the regulation is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters during the scheduled 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. race. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the regulated area without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. Persons or vessels receiving permission to enter the regulated area must comply with the instructions of the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory E:\FR\FM\07AUP1.SGM 07AUP1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Chapter I

48 CFR Chapter 6

[Public Notice: 10489]


Reducing Regulation and Public Burden, and Controlling Cost

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing implementation of Executive Order 
13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' issued 
by the President on January 30, 2017, the Department of State (the 
Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties 
to assist the Department in identifying existing regulations, paperwork 
requirements and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or 
repealed, consistent with law, to achieve meaningful burden reduction 
while continuing to achieve the Department's statutory obligations.

DATES: Written comments and related material must be received on or 
before September 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by email to the following address: 
state.gov">[email protected]state.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Kottmyer, Attorney-Adviser, 202-
647-2318; or Janet Freer, Director of the Office of Directives 
Management. Both can be reached at state.gov">[email protected]state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued 
Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs. Under that Executive Order, for every one new regulation issued, 
at least two prior regulations must be identified for elimination, and 
the cost of planned regulations must be prudently managed and 
controlled through a budgeting process. On February 24, 2017, the 
President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform 
Agenda. That Executive Order directs agencies to take specific steps to 
identify and alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the 
American people. We are seeking comments on Department regulations, 
guidance documents, and collections of information that you believe 
should be removed or modified to alleviate unnecessary burdens. The 
Department is also requesting economic data to support any proposed 
changes.

The Regulatory Reform Task Force

    Executive Order 13777 directs agencies to designate a Regulatory 
Reform Officer (RRO) and to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force 
(RRTF). The Deputy Secretary of State is the RRO. Other RRTF members 
include senior officials in the Department's primary regulatory bureaus 
(Bureaus of Consular Affairs, Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Political-Military Affairs, and Administration), as well as other 
Department officials with expertise in legal requirements, planning and 
budget.
    One of the duties of the RRTF is to evaluate existing regulations 
and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding their repeal, 
replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777 further directs 
that the RRTF attempt to identify regulations that:
     Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
     Are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
     Impose costs that exceed benefits;
     Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with 
regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
     Are inconsistent with the requirements of section 515 of 
the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 
3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in 
particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, 
information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are 
insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility; or
     Derive from or implement Executive Orders or other 
Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or 
substantially modified.
    Section 3(e) of the Executive Order calls on the RRTF to ``seek 
input and other assistance, as permitted by law, from entities 
significantly affected by Federal regulations, including State, local, 
and tribal governments, small businesses, consumers, nongovernmental 
organizations, and trade associations'' on regulations that meet some 
or all of the criteria above. The Department sought input in 2017 (see 
82 FR 32493), and again solicits your comments.

Location of Department Regulations

    Existing Department of State regulations can be found in the Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) in two places:
     22 CFR Chapter I (parts 1 through 199), which contains 
rules governing Department operations); and
     48 CFR Chapters VI (part 600), which contains the 
Department's Acquisition Rules.
    In addition, guidance regarding Department grants can be found at 2 
CFR chapter VI.
    You may view the most up-to-date versions of these authorities in 
the electronic CFR, located at www.ecfr.gov.

Location of Department Guidance

    Department guidance that relates to the missions of the rulemaking 
bureaus (identified above) can be found in a number of locations on the 
state.gov public website. The Department is interested in comments 
regarding any of the guidance located on its public site. For your 
convenience, the following sites cover specific missions:
     For Consular Affairs, including passports and visas, 
please visit https://travel.state.gov.
     For Educational and Cultural Affairs, including the 
Exchange Visitor Program, please visit https://exchanges.state.gov/.
     For Defense Trade issues, please visit: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/.
    You are invited to provide comment on any guidance published by the 
Department that you feel should be considered for modification or 
elimination, in accordance with E.O. 13777.

Location of the Department's Unified Agenda Submission

    The Department's most current submission to the Unified Agenda of 
Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is located at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain. Select ``Department of State'' 
from the dropdown menu. The Agenda consists of regulatory and de-
regulatory actions either in progress or contemplated by the 
Department. The rules are identified

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by Regulatory Information Numbers (RINs), which for the Department all 
begin with ``1400-''. When commenting on a rule in the Agenda, please 
identify it by its RIN.

Location of Approved Collections of Information

    You can find the Department's approved collections of information 
at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please choose ``Current 
Inventory'' and pick ``Department of State'' from the dropdown menu. 
All approved collections of information have a Control Number issued by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Department Control Numbers 
all begin with ``1405-''. When commenting on an information collection, 
please identify it by the OMB Control Number.

Public Comments

    Please make your comments as specific as possible, and include any 
supporting data or other information, such as cost information, that 
you may have. Please note that all comments are publically available, 
so do not include any information in your comments that you would not 
want released to the public. We accept anonymous comments. The 
Department will not edit your comments to remove personal information; 
however, in our discretion, we might not post on regulations.gov any 
comments that contain personal information. If your submission cannot 
be made using www.regulations.gov, please submit using the email 
address listed in the ADDRESSES section, or contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    The Executive Orders are at the following sites:

 Executive Order 13771 is located at: http://bit.ly/2kx0TlY
 Executive Order 13777 is located at: http://bit.ly/2lTZPIQ
    Although the Department will not respond to individual comments, we 
value your comments and will give careful consideration to them.

Janet M. Freer,
Director, Office of Directive Management, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-16843 Filed 8-6-18; 8:45 am]
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