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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Charter/Headboat Permit Commercial Sale ProvisionProposed Rule2017-2327710/27/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThis proposed rule would make HMS Charter/Headboat permits a non-commercial category and create a separate regulatory provision for the commercial sale of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) by HMS Charter/Headboat permit hold … This proposed rule would make HMS Charter/Headboat permits a non-commercial category and create a separate regulatory provision for the commercial sale of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) by HMS Charter/Headboat permit holders. Currently, all vessels issued an HMS Charter/Headboat permit could be categorized as a commercial fishing vessel and subject to United States Coast Guard (USCG) commercial fishing vessel safety requirements if they also possess a state commercial sale permit, regardless of whether the permit holder engages or intends to engage in commercial fishing. Under the proposed rule, HMS Charter/Headboat permit holders would be prohibited from selling Atlantic tunas or swordfish unless they obtain a ``commercial sale'' endorsement for their permit. This proposed rule would clarify which HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels are properly categorized as commercial fishing vessels. This action would be administrative in nature and would not affect fishing practices or result in any significant environmental or economic impacts. This proposed rule has a 15-day comment period. The abbreviated comment period is necessary to implement any management changes before January 1, 2018 to ensure all HMS charter/headboat vessels are appropriately categorized as commercial or non-commercial upon initial application or renewal of 2018 HMS Charter/Headboat permits. We do not anticipate the proposal to be controversial or to generate significant public comment and believe that a 15-day comment period will be sufficient to attract any substantive public input.atlantic-highly-migratory-species-charterheadboat-permit-commercial-sale-provisionFR-Doc-2017-23277
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Individual Bluefin Quota Program; Accountability for Bluefin Tuna CatchProposed Rule2017-2313110/25/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS proposes to modify the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations to require vessels in the pelagic longline fishery to account for bycatch of bluefin tuna (bluefin) using Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) on a quarterly bas … NMFS proposes to modify the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations to require vessels in the pelagic longline fishery to account for bycatch of bluefin tuna (bluefin) using Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) on a quarterly basis instead of before commencing any fishing trip with less than the minimum required IBQ balance or with quota debt. Specifically, vessels would be allowed to fish with an IBQ balance below the minimum amount currently required to depart on a fishing trip with pelagic longline gear, or with quota debt incurred by exceeding their IBQ balance, during a given calendar quarter; however, vessels would be required to reconcile quota debt and satisfy the minimum IBQ requirement prior to departing on a pelagic longline fishing trip in the subsequent calendar quarter. The action will further optimize fishing opportunity in the directed pelagic longline fishery for target species such as tuna and swordfish and improve the functionality of the IBQ Program and its accounting provisions, consistent with the objectives of Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP).atlantic-highly-migratory-species-individual-bluefin-quota-program-accountability-for-bluefin-tunaFR-Doc-2017-23131
International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price Changes-CPIProposed Rule2017-2274910/24/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect changes in the prices, product features, and classification changes to Mailing Services. … The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect changes in the prices, product features, and classification changes to Mailing Services. These changes would also implement a restriction on the contents of First-Class Mail International[supreg] to documents only, to comply with standards established by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).international-mailing-services-proposed-product-and-price-changes-cpiFR-Doc-2017-22749
International Competitive Services Product and Price ChangesRule2017-2274810/23/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect the prices, product features, and classification changes to Competitive Services, as established … The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect the prices, product features, and classification changes to Competitive Services, as established by the Governors of the Postal Service.international-competitive-services-product-and-price-changesFR-Doc-2017-22748
Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice TelehealthProposed Rule2017-2095110/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule would ensure that VA health care providers provide the sa … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth. This rule would ensure that VA health care providers provide the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary. This proposed rule would achieve important Federal interests by increasing the availability of mental health, specialty, and general clinical care for all beneficiaries.authority-of-health-care-providers-to-practice-telehealthFR-Doc-2017-20951
Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications ServicesRule2017-2013709/21/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionUnder the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, Public Law 115-22, a resolution of disapproval of the rule that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submitted pursuant to such Act relating … Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, Public Law 115-22, a resolution of disapproval of the rule that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submitted pursuant to such Act relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.'' By operation of the Congressional Review Act, the rule submitted by the FCC shall be treated as if it had never taken effect. However, because the Congressional Review Act does not direct the Office of the Federal Register to remove the voided regulatory text and reissue the pre-existing regulatory text, the FCC issues this document to effect the removal of any amendments, deletions, or other modifications made by the  ified rule, and the reversion to the text of the regulations in effect immediately prior to the effect date of the Report and Order relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.''protecting-the-privacy-of-customers-of-broadband-and-other-telecommunications-servicesFR-Doc-2017-20137
Protecting Consumers From Unauthorized Carrier Changes and Related Unauthorized ChargesProposed Rule2017-1696108/14/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission proposes to amend its rules to prohibit carriers from misrepresenting themselves when placing telemarketing sales calls to consumers and placing unauthorized charges on their phone bills. The Commissi … In this document, the Commission proposes to amend its rules to prohibit carriers from misrepresenting themselves when placing telemarketing sales calls to consumers and placing unauthorized charges on their phone bills. The Commission seeks comment on ways to strengthen its rules to protect consumers from slamming and cramming and proposes to codify a rule prohibiting misrepresentations on carrier telemarketing calls to consumers that often precede a carrier switch, and proposes to codify a rule against cramming. The intended effect of this action is to prevent unscrupulous carriers from targeting vulnerable populations from committing fraud either on sales calls or when ``verifying'' a consumer switch.protecting-consumers-from-unauthorized-carrier-changes-and-related-unauthorized-chargesFR-Doc-2017-16961
Calling Number Identification Service-Caller IDProposed Rule2017-1530307/21/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission proposes to amend its Caller ID rules to allow carriers to disclose blocked Caller ID information in the limited case of threatening calls as an aid to law enforcement investigations. Media and law … In this document, the Commission proposes to amend its Caller ID rules to allow carriers to disclose blocked Caller ID information in the limited case of threatening calls as an aid to law enforcement investigations. Media and law enforcement reports indicate that the number of threatening calls targeting schools, religious organizations, and other entities appears to be increasing dramatically. In many cases, the perpetrators block the Caller ID information, making it difficult to trace the threatening calls. The Commission's current rules require that carriers not reveal blocked Caller ID information or use that information to allow the called party to contact the caller. Recognizing that threatening callers do not have a legitimate privacy interest in having blocked Caller ID protected from disclosure, the Commission seeks to amend its Caller ID rules to permit carriers to disclose blocked Caller ID information in the limited case of threatening calls as an aid to law enforcement investigations.calling-number-identification-service-caller-idFR-Doc-2017-15303
International Mail Manual; Incorporation by ReferenceRule2017-1335606/27/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) dated January 22, 2017, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.The Postal Service announces the issuance of the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) dated January 22, 2017, and its incorporation by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations.international-mail-manual-incorporation-by-referenceFR-Doc-2017-13356
Expanded Delegation Authority for Procedures Related to Representation of ClaimantsRule2017-1197706/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update th … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update the titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC, and make a minor procedural clarification. These amendments are necessary to allow OGC to streamline the procedures related to representation of claimants and to ensure correct titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC are reflected in the regulations. In addition, a procedural clarification is being made by adding a sentence that was inadvertently omitted from a previous final rule.expanded-delegation-authority-for-procedures-related-to-representation-of-claimantsFR-Doc-2017-11977
Advanced Methods To Target and Eliminate Unlawful RobocallsProposed Rule2017-0946305/17/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission invites comment on proposed changes to its rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and to its call completion rules. The Commission proposes rules to codify the clarification contained … In this document, the Commission invites comment on proposed changes to its rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and to its call completion rules. The Commission proposes rules to codify the clarification contained in the 2016 Guidance PN that providers may block calls when the subscriber to a particular telephone number requests that calls originating from that number be blocked; permit providers to block calls originating from invalid numbers; permit providers to block calls originating from valid numbers that are not allocated to a voice service provider; and permit providers to block calls originating from valid numbers that are allocated but not assigned to a subscriber. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on the possibility of permitting providers to block calls in other situations where the calls to be blocked are reasonably likely to be illegal based upon objective criteria.advanced-methods-to-target-and-eliminate-unlawful-robocallsFR-Doc-2017-09463
Use of Medicare Procedures To Enter Into Provider Agreements for Extended Care ServicesProposed Rule2017-0944905/10/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extende … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013, that proposed amending its regulations to allow VA to enter into provider agreements to obtain extended care services for Veterans from community providers. Since publication of that proposed rule, further review has led VA to conclude VA cannot achieve the proposal's goals without a statutory change. For this reason, VA withdraws the proposed rule.use-of-medicare-procedures-to-enter-into-provider-agreements-for-extended-care-servicesFR-Doc-2017-09449
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Final Amendment 5bRule2017-0659104/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS is amending the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on the results of the 2016 stock assessment update for Atlantic dusky sharks. Based on this assessment, NMFS determined … NMFS is amending the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) based on the results of the 2016 stock assessment update for Atlantic dusky sharks. Based on this assessment, NMFS determined that the dusky shark stock remains overfished and is experiencing overfishing. Consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act), NMFS is implementing management measures that will reduce fishing mortality on dusky sharks to end overfishing and rebuild the dusky shark population consistent with legal requirements. The final measures could affect HMS-permitted commercial and recreational fishermen who harvest sharks or whose fishing vessels interact with sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.atlantic-highly-migratory-species-atlantic-shark-management-measures-final-amendment-5bFR-Doc-2017-06591
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Individual Bluefin Quota Program; Inseason TransfersRule2017-0204301/31/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIn accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), th … In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action stays the final rule NMFS published on December 29, 2016, in order to delay its effective date.atlantic-highly-migratory-species-individual-bluefin-quota-program-inseason-transfersFR-Doc-2017-02043
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA ClaimantsRule2017-0094701/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking allo … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking allows the Secretary to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The final rule allows a tribal organization that is established and funded by one or more tribal governments to be recognized for the purpose of providing assistance on VA benefit claims. In addition, the final rule allows an employee of a tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization in a similar manner as a County Veterans' Service Officer (CVSO) may become accredited through a recognized State organization. The effect of this action is to address the needs of Native American populations who are geographically isolated from existing recognized Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) or who may not be utilizing other recognized VSOs due to cultural barriers or lack of familiarity with those organizations.recognition-of-tribal-organizations-for-representation-of-va-claimantsFR-Doc-2017-00947
2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary AdjustmentRule2017-0016601/11/2017DEPARTMENT OF STATEState DepartmentThis final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Depart … This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2016 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.2017-civil-monetary-penalties-inflationary-adjustmentFR-Doc-2017-00166
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Technical Amendment to RegulationsRule2017-0032501/11/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS is hereby making technical amendments to the regulations for Atlantic highly migratory species. Currently, certain cross- references meant to be in the regulations are either missing or incorrect. This final action will make the … NMFS is hereby making technical amendments to the regulations for Atlantic highly migratory species. Currently, certain cross- references meant to be in the regulations are either missing or incorrect. This final action will make the cross-references in the regulations accurate. The action also simplifies regulatory text by removing unnecessary language. The rule is administrative in nature and does not make any change with substantive effect to the regulations governing Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) fisheries.atlantic-highly-migratory-species-technical-amendment-to-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-00325
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary PenaltiesRule2016-3103512/30/2016DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentThe Department of Energy (``DOE'') publishes this final rule to adjust DOE's civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as further amended by the Fede … The Department of Energy (``DOE'') publishes this final rule to adjust DOE's civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). This rule adjusts CMPs within the jurisdiction of DOE to the maximum amount required by the Act.inflation-adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penaltiesFR-Doc-2016-31035
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Individual Bluefin Quota Program; Inseason TransfersRule2016-3135712/29/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNMFS modifies the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations regarding the distribution of inseason Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota transfers to the Longline category. This final rule provides NMFS the ability to distri … NMFS modifies the Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) regulations regarding the distribution of inseason Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota transfers to the Longline category. This final rule provides NMFS the ability to distribute quota inseason either to all qualified Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) share recipients (i.e., share recipients who have associated their permit with a vessel) or only to permitted Atlantic Tunas Longline vessels with recent fishing activity, whether or not they are associated with IBQ shares. This action is necessary to optimize fishing opportunity in the directed pelagic longline fishery for target species such as tuna and swordfish and to improve the functioning of the IBQ Program and its leasing provisions consistent with the objectives of Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP).atlantic-highly-migratory-species-individual-bluefin-quota-program-inseason-transfersFR-Doc-2016-31357
Program Integrity and ImprovementRule2016-2944412/19/2016DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentThe Secretary amends the State authorization sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). In addition, the Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Pro … The Secretary amends the State authorization sections of the Institutional Eligibility regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). In addition, the Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the HEA, including the addition of a new section on required institutional disclosures for distance education and correspondence courses.program-integrity-and-improvementFR-Doc-2016-29444
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