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Rules Regarding Availability of InformationRule2017-2309510/25/2017Federal Reserve SystemThe Board is finalizing its interim final rule amending its regulations for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the ``Act''). The amendments clarify and up … The Board is finalizing its interim final rule amending its regulations for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the ``Act''). The amendments clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the Board, extend the deadline for administrative appeals, and add information on dispute resolution services. The interim final rule became effective on December 27, 2016. This rulemaking finalizes the interim rule with minor edits.rules-regarding-availability-of-informationFR-Doc-2017-23095
Arizona: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsProposed Rule2017-2152210/05/2017Environmental Protection AgencyArizona has applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes correspond to certain federal rules promulgated between May 26, 199 … Arizona has applied to the EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These changes correspond to certain federal rules promulgated between May 26, 1998 and July 28, 2006 (also known as RCRA Cluster VIII (checklist 167D) and Clusters IX through XVII). EPA has reviewed Arizona's application with regards to federal requirements and is proposing to authorize the state's changes.arizona-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsFR-Doc-2017-21522
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration RegulationsRule2017-2100310/03/2017Commerce DepartmentThis rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing a national emergency declared pursuant to the Inte … This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing a national emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural, non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.updated-statements-of-legal-authority-for-the-export-administration-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-21003
Freedom of Information Act ProgramRule2017-2085309/29/2017Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation BoardThis interim final rule revises the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. The purpose of this revision is to ensure consistency with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and to u … This interim final rule revises the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's (CSB) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. The purpose of this revision is to ensure consistency with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and to update certain other provisions of the CSB's current rule. This interim final rule supersedes all previous CSB rules and guidance that supplement and implement the CSB FOIA Program.freedom-of-information-act-programFR-Doc-2017-20853
Ohio: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionProposed Rule2017-1969609/15/2017Environmental Protection AgencyOhio has applied to EPA for Final Authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Ohio's application with regards to federal requirements, and is pro … Ohio has applied to EPA for Final Authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has reviewed Ohio's application with regards to federal requirements, and is proposing to authorize the state's changes.ohio-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionFR-Doc-2017-19696
Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management ProgramRule2017-1887409/14/2017Environmental Protection AgencyDuring a review of Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that thes … During a review of Arkansas' regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified State-initiated changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We have determined that these changes are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and are authorizing the State-initiated changes through this direct final action.arkansas-final-authorization-of-state-initiated-changes-and-incorporation-by-reference-of-approvedFR-Doc-2017-18874
TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) RequirementsRule2017-1573608/11/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThe 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require EPA to designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either ``active'' or ``inactive'' in U.S. commerce. To accomplish that, EP … The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) require EPA to designate chemical substances on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory as either ``active'' or ``inactive'' in U.S. commerce. To accomplish that, EPA is establishing a retrospective electronic notification of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory that were manufactured (including imported) for nonexempt commercial purposes during the 10- year time period ending on June 21, 2016, with provision to also allow notification by processors. EPA will use these notifications to distinguish active substances from inactive substances. EPA will include the active and inactive designations on the TSCA Inventory and as part of its regular publications of the Inventory. EPA is also establishing procedures for forward-looking electronic notification of chemical substances on the TSCA Inventory that are designated as inactive, if and when the manufacturing or processing of such chemical substances for nonexempt commercial purposes is expected to resume. On receiving forward-looking notification, EPA will change the designation of the pertinent chemical substance on the TSCA Inventory from inactive to active. EPA is establishing the procedures regarding the manner in which such retrospective and forward-looking activity notifications must be submitted, the details of the notification requirements, exemptions from such requirements, and procedures for handling claims of confidentiality.tsca-inventory-notification-active-inactive-requirementsFR-Doc-2017-15736
Delaware: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsRule2017-1690308/10/2017Environmental Protection AgencyDelaware has applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that thes … Delaware has applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of revisions to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these revisions satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing Delaware's revisions through this direct final rule. In the ``Proposed Rules'' section of this issue of the Federal Register, EPA is also publishing a separate document that serves as the proposal to authorize these revisions. EPA believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. Unless EPA receives written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Delaware's revisions to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If EPA receives comments that oppose this action, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this direct final rule before it takes effect and the separate document in the ``Proposed Rules'' section of this issue of the Federal Register will serve as the proposal to authorize the revisions.delaware-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsFR-Doc-2017-16903
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool PumpsRule2017-1546408/07/2017Energy DepartmentOn September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish a new metric, as well as new definitions, test procedures, certification requirements, enforcement testing proce … On September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to establish a new metric, as well as new definitions, test procedures, certification requirements, enforcement testing procedures, and labeling provisions for dedicated-purpose pool pumps (DPPPs). That proposed rulemaking serves as the basis for the final rule. Specifically, DOE is adopting a test procedure for measuring the weighted energy factor (WEF) for certain varieties of dedicated-purpose pool pumps. This final rule incorporates by reference certain sections of the industry test standard Hydraulic Institute (HI) 40.6-2014, ``Methods for Rotodynamic Pump Efficiency Testing'' as the basis of the adopted test procedure. The definitions, test procedures, certification requirements, enforcement testing procedures, and labeling provisions are based on the recommendations of the DPPP Working Group, which was established under the Appliance Standards Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC).energy-conservation-program-test-procedure-for-dedicated-purpose-pool-pumpsFR-Doc-2017-15464
Oklahoma: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionRule2017-1477407/13/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThe State of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recov … The State of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final action. In the ``Proposed Rules'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is also publishing a separate document that serves as the proposal to authorize these changes. EPA believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. Unless EPA receives written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Oklahoma's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If EPA receives comments that oppose this action, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this direct final rule before it takes effect, and the separate document in the ``Proposed Rules'' section of this Federal Register will serve as the proposal to authorize the changes.oklahoma-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionFR-Doc-2017-14774
Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionRule2017-1476607/13/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThe State of Louisiana has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all req … The State of Louisiana has applied to the EPA for final authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final action. The EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we receive written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Louisiana's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If we receive comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect, and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.louisiana-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionFR-Doc-2017-14766
Washington: Proposed Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsProposed Rule2017-1473307/13/2017Environmental Protection AgencyWashington has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed Washington's application, and we have de … Washington has applied to EPA for final authorization of certain changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, (RCRA). The EPA has reviewed Washington's application, and we have determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and are proposing to authorize the State's changes. The EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action.washington-proposed-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsFR-Doc-2017-14733
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Refrigeration SystemsRule2017-1407907/10/2017Energy DepartmentThe Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (``EPCA''), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including walk-in coolers and walk-in freeze … The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (``EPCA''), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. This final rule details a series of energy conservation standards pertaining to certain discrete classes of refrigeration systems used in this equipment. These standards, which are consistent with recommendations presented by a working group that included refrigeration system manufacturers, installers, and energy efficiency advocates, have been determined to result in the significant conservation of energy and achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified.energy-conservation-program-energy-conservation-standards-for-walk-in-cooler-and-freezerFR-Doc-2017-14079
Humanitarian Use Devices; 21st Century Cures Act; Technical AmendmentRule2017-1181606/07/2017Health and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending regulations to reflect changes recently enacted into law by the 21st Century Cures Act. Specifically, certain requirements related to humanitarian device exemptions (HDEs) and institut … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending regulations to reflect changes recently enacted into law by the 21st Century Cures Act. Specifically, certain requirements related to humanitarian device exemptions (HDEs) and institutional review boards (IRBs) for devices have changed. This action is being taken to align the regulations with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) as amended.humanitarian-use-devices-21st-century-cures-act-technical-amendmentFR-Doc-2017-11816
Non-Power Production or Utilization Facility License RenewalProposed Rule2017-0616203/30/2017Nuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern the license renewal process for non- power reactors, testing facilities, and other production or utilization facilities, licensed under the … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern the license renewal process for non- power reactors, testing facilities, and other production or utilization facilities, licensed under the authority of Section 103, Section 104a, or Section 104c of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), that are not nuclear power reactors. In this proposed rule, the NRC collectively refers to these facilities as non-power production or utilization facilities (NPUFs). The NRC is proposing to: Eliminate license terms for licenses issued under the authority of Sections 104a or 104c of the AEA, other than for testing facilities; define the license renewal process for licenses issued to testing facilities or under the authority of Section 103 of the AEA; require all NPUF licensees to submit final safety analysis report (FSAR) updates to the NRC every 5 years; and provide an accident dose criterion of 1 rem (0.01 Sievert (Sv)) total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) for NPUFs other than testing facilities. The proposed rule also includes other changes, as described in Section III, ``Discussion,'' of this document. The NRC is issuing concurrently draft Regulatory Guide (DG-2006), ``Preparation of Updated Final Safety Analysis Reports for Non-power Production or Utilization Facilities,'' for review and comment. The NRC anticipates the proposed rule and associated draft implementing guidance would result in reduced burden on both licensees and the NRC, and would create a more responsive and efficient regulatory framework that will continue to protect public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment. During the public comment period, the NRC plans to hold a public meeting to promote a full understanding of the proposed rule and facilitate the public's ability to submit comments on the proposed rule.non-power-production-or-utilization-facility-license-renewalFR-Doc-2017-06162
Alabama: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionsRule2017-0546403/20/2017Environmental Protection AgencyAlabama has applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these … Alabama has applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this direct final rule. In the ``Proposed Rules'' section of today's Federal Register, EPA is also publishing a separate document that serves as the proposal to authorize these changes. EPA believes this action is not controversial and does not expect comments that oppose it. Unless EPA receives written comments that oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Alabama's changes to its hazardous waste program will take effect. If EPA receives comments that oppose this action, EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing today's direct final rule before it takes effect, and the separate document published in today's ``Proposed Rules'' section of this Federal Register will serve as the proposal to authorize the changes.alabama-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionsFR-Doc-2017-05464
Freedom of Information Act ImplementationRule2017-0491003/15/2017Federal Housing Finance AgencyThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. The amendments incorporate the requirements of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by g … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. The amendments incorporate the requirements of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 by giving notice of the circumstances under which FHFA may extend the time limit for responding to a FOIA request due to unusual circumstance; notifying a requester of their right to seek dispute resolution services; affording a requester a minimum of 90 days to file an administrative appeal; and clarifying and updating the existing regulation.freedom-of-information-act-implementationFR-Doc-2017-04910
Illinois: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program RevisionRule2017-0478503/10/2017Environmental Protection AgencyEPA is granting the State of Illinois Final Authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on March 18, 2016, and provided for … EPA is granting the State of Illinois Final Authorization of the changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Agency published a proposed rule on March 18, 2016, and provided for public comment. EPA received no comments. No further opportunity for comment will be provided. EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization.illinois-final-authorization-of-state-hazardous-waste-management-program-revisionFR-Doc-2017-04785
New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Withdrawal of Approval of a New Animal Drug Application; Change of Sponsor; Change of Sponsor's NameRule2017-0393003/01/2017Health and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect application-related actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during November … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect application-related actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) during November and December 2016. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries of the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable. The animal drug regulations are also being amended to reflect the change of sponsorship of an application and a change of a sponsor's name.new-animal-drugs-approval-of-new-animal-drug-applications-withdrawal-of-approval-of-a-new-animalFR-Doc-2017-03930
Access to InformationRule2017-0210302/01/2017National Mediation BoardThe National Mediation Board (NMB or Board) revises its Information Access regulations in order to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to update certain provisions, and to amend its regulations regarding responding to subpoenas.The National Mediation Board (NMB or Board) revises its Information Access regulations in order to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to update certain provisions, and to amend its regulations regarding responding to subpoenas.access-to-informationFR-Doc-2017-02103
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