Agencies and Commissions March 14, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-05110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Mississippi River Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05084
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-05077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Montana Special Congressional Election
Document Number: 2017-05057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Montana has scheduled a Special General Election on May 25, 2017, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the At-Large Congressional District vacated by Representative Ryan Zinke. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on May 25, 2017, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Filing Dates for the South Carolina Special Elections in the 5th Congressional District
Document Number: 2017-05055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
South Carolina has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 5th Congressional District vacated by Representative Mick Mulvaney.
Next Meeting of the North American Numbering Council
Document Number: 2017-05027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission released a public notice announcing the meeting and agenda of the North American Numbering Council (NANC). The intended effect of this action is to make the public aware of the NANC's next meeting and agenda.
Silicon Metal From Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2017-04994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-567-569 and 731-TA-1343- 1345 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Norway, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 2804.69.1000 and 2804.69.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and imports of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 24, 2017. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 1, 2017.
Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-04993
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 6, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of J.S.T. Corporation of Farmington Hills, Michigan. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 13, 2017. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766 (``the '766 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Report on Changes to Low-Level Waste Burial Charges
Document Number: 2017-04991
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1307, Revision 16, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges: Changes in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level Waste Burial Facilities.'' This report, which is revised periodically, explains the formula acceptable to the NRC for determining the minimum decommissioning fund requirements for nuclear power reactors, as required by the NRC's regulations. Specifically, this report provides adjustment factors, and updates to these values, for the labor, energy, and waste components of the minimum decommissioning formula.
Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04990
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Approved by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-04969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the following public information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed as the contact.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-04968
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 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.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-04967
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 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.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-04966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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: 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 FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2017-04964
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend for three years, its current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Fuel Rating Rule (``Rule''), which will expire on July 31, 2017.
Final Notice of Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) To Address and Implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: 2017-04955
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Effective with publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, research agencies will be able to utilize the updated Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) that will address and implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04936
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 91959, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission (including comments) may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Foundation, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Foundation's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-04929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the FTC is seeking public comments on its request to OMB for a three- year extension of the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Rule Governing Pre-sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms. That clearance expires on March 31, 2017.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
Document Number: 2017-04920
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering terminating a class waiver to the Nonmanufacturer Rule (NMR) for ``Gloves, rubber (e.g., electrician's, examination, household-type, surgeon's), manufacturing''. On October 27, 2016, SBA received a request to terminate the current class waiver to the NMR for ``Gloves, rubber (e.g., electrician's, examination, household-type, surgeon's), manufacturing'' under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 339113 (Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing), Product Service Code (PSC) 9320 (Rubber Fabricated Materials). According to the request, there is a small business manufacturer available to participate in the Federal market for this class of product. The requester provided evidence that this small business manufacturer has submitted offers on solicitations for government contracts within the last 24 months. Thus, SBA is seeking comment on the termination of the class waiver for ``Gloves, rubber (e.g., electrician's, examination, household-type, surgeon's), manufacturing.'' An awardee of a Federal small business set-aside contract valued over $150,000, service-disabled veteran-owned small business contract, HUBZone contract, women-owned small business contract, or 8(a) contract must provide its own product or the product of a small business manufacturer, unless a waiver is in place. If the class waiver is terminated, small business dealers will no longer be able to provide the product of any manufacturer regardless of size on contracts of those types for ``Gloves, rubber (e.g., electrician's, examination, household-type, surgeon's), manufacturing,'' unless a Federal Contracting Officer obtains an individual waiver to the NMR.
Block Division, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-04919
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2017-04757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from February 14 to February 27, 2017. The last biweekly notice was published on February 28, 2017.
Revision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests
Document Number: 2017-01602
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-14
Agency: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Agencies and Commissions
This interim final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as required under the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 Act) which was signed into law by the President on June 30, 2016. This rule makes the procedural changes necessitated by the 2016 Act, including requirements that agencies provide a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal and that agencies provide dispute resolution services during the FOIA process. The 2016 Act also adds two new elements to agency Annual FOIA Reports. The rule codifies the ``foreseeable harm'' standard implemented by the 2016 Act. The principal changes that were required to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia's (``CSOSA'') current regulations are discussed below. Congress mandated that agencies make changes to their regulations within 180 days of the law taking effect. Because the changes are mandated by Congress and are non-controversial, CSOSA is publishing this rule as an interim final rule.