Commerce

  • Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs

    AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Maine Coastal Management Program. Written comments on the performance evaluation will also be accepted.

    DATES: Maine Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on May 3, 2017, and written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017.

    For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the performance evaluation of the Maine Coastal Management Program.by any of the following methods:

    Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Wiscasset, Maine. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/ OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov. Written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/ NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov. Copies of the most recent progress report, previous evaluation findings, and 2016-2020 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-17/html/2017-05249.htm

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act; Further Delay of Effective Date

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.


    SUMMARY: By a letter dated March 13, 2017, the Administrator announced the convening of a proceeding for reconsideration of the final rule that amends the chemical accident prevention provisions addressing Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017. The effective date of these regulations had been March 21, 2017. By this action, the EPA is administratively staying and delaying the effective date of this rule for 90 days. Thus, the January 13, 2017 rule will become effective on June 19, 2017.

    DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 published at 82 FR 4594 (January 13, 2017), as delayed at 82 FR 8499 (January 26, 2017) is further delayed to June 19, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for the rule amending 40 CFR part 68 under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site.

    Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available electronically through http://www.regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Belke, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-8023; email address: belke.jim@epa.gov, or: Kathy Franklin, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-7987; email address: franklin.kathy@epa.gov.

    Electronic copies of this document and related news releases are available on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/rmp. Copies of this final rule are also available at http://www.regulations.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-16/html/2017-05288.htm

  • Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information for January 2017

    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: EPA is required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to publish in the Federal Register a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN); an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), both pending and/or expired; and a periodic status report on any new chemicals under EPA review and the receipt of notices of commencement (NOC) to manufacture those chemicals. This document covers the period from January 3, 2017 to January 31, 2017.

    DATES: Comments identified by the specific case number provided in this document, must be received on or before April 17, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0698, and the specific PMN number or TME number for the chemical related to your comment, by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

    Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.

    Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html.

    Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Jim Rahai, Information Management Division (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 202-564-8593; email address: rahai.jim@epa.gov.

    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-16/html/2017-05287.htm

  • Health and Human Services

  • Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations: Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices; Extension of Public Comment Period

    AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    ACTION: Extension of public comment period.


    SUMMARY: On February 10, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on the proposed information collection entitled "Survey of Engineered Nanomaterial Occupational Safety and Health Practices". Written and electronic comments were to be received on or before April 11, 2017. Because of an improper docket opening, CDC is extending the comment period to allow the public a full 60 days to provide comment on this docket. In consideration of this public access issue, HHS/CDC is extending the comment period to May 12, 2017.

    DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 11, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2017- 0008 by any of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to Regulations.gov.

    Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404-639-7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-14/html/2017-04942.htm

  • Marine Mammal Commission

  • Sunshine Act Notice

    Time and Date: The Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 6 April 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 April 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Commission and the Committee also will meet in executive session on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

    Place: Ballroom I and II of the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Rd., North Falmouth, Massachusetts.

    Status: The executive session will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b) and applicable regulations. The session will be limited to discussions of internal agency practices, personnel, and the budget of the Commission. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. Public participation will be allowed as time permits and as determined to be desirable by the Chairman.

    Matters To Be Considered: The Commission and Committee will meet in public session to discuss a broad range of marine mammal science and conservation policy issues, with a particular focus on pinniped and large whales scientific and policy issues in the Northeast. The agenda for the meeting is posted on the Commission's Web site at www.mmc.gov/events-meetings-and-workshops/marine-mammal-commission-annual-meetings/2017-annual-meeting/.

    Contact Person For More Information: Luis F. Leandro, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Marine Mammal Commission, 4340 East-West Highway, Room 700, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504-0087; email: mmc@mmc.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-17/html/2017-05317.htm

  • National Science Foundation

  • 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)

    AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

    ACTION: Final notice of Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) to 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).


    SUMMARY: 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).

    DATES: The updated Research Terms and Conditions will March 14, 2017.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: To view the final Research Terms and Conditions and Appendices, see: https://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/rtc.jsp. For information on the Research Terms and Conditions, contact Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution & Award Support, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22230, email: jfeldman@nsf.gov; telephone (703) 292-8243; FAX: (703) 292-9171.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-14/html/2017-04955.htm

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