2017-28232. Semiannual Agenda and Fiscal Year 2017 Regulatory Plan  

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    Department of the Treasury.


    Semiannual regulatory agenda and annual regulatory plan.


    This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (“Regulatory Planning and Review”), which require the publication by the Department of a semiannual agenda of regulations. E.O. 12866 also requires the publication by the Department of a regulatory plan for the upcoming fiscal year. The purpose of the agenda is to provide advance information about pending regulatory activities and encourage public participation in the regulatory process.

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    The Agency Contact identified in the item relating to that regulation.

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    The semiannual regulatory agenda includes regulations that the Department has issued or expects to issue and rules currently in effect that are under departmental or bureau review. For this edition of the regulatory agenda, the most important significant regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory Priorities are included in the Regulatory Plan, which appears in both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of the Federal Register publication that includes the Unified Agenda.

    Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the internet has been the primary medium for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov and www.regulations.gov, in a format that offers users an enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agenda required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), Treasury's printed agenda entries include only:

    (1) Rules that are in the regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and

    (2) Rules that have been identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the internet. In addition, for fall editions of the Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan will continue to be printed in the Federal Register, as in past years.

    The Department has listed in this agenda all regulations and regulatory reviews pending at the time of publication, except for technical, minor, and routine actions. On occasion, a regulatory matter may be inadvertently left off of the agenda or an emergency may arise that requires the Department to initiate a regulatory action not yet on the agenda. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this agenda. For most entries, Treasury includes a projected date for the next rulemaking action; however, the date is an estimate and is not a commitment to publish on the projected date. In addition, some agenda entries are marked as “withdrawn” when there has been no publication activity. Withdrawal of a rule from the agenda does not necessarily mean that a rule will not be included in a future agenda but may mean that further consideration is warranted and that the regulatory action is unlikely in the next 12 months.

    Public participation in the rulemaking process is the foundation of effective regulations. For this reason, the Department invites comments on all regulatory and de-regulatory items included in the agenda and invites input on items that should be included in the semiannual agenda.

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    Brian J. Sonfield,

    Assistant General Counsel for General Law and Regulation.

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    Customs Revenue Function—Proposed Rule Stage

    Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
    318Enforcement of Copyrights and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act1515-AE26


    Customs Revenue Function (CUSTOMS)

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    318. Enforcement of Copyrights and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

    Abstract: This rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise that violate or are suspected of violating the copyright laws in accordance with title III of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) and certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Charles Steuart, Chief, Intellectual Property Rights Branch, Department of the Treasury, Customs Revenue Function, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Phone: 202 325-0093, Fax: 202 325-0120, Email: charles.r.steuart@cbp.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1515-AE26

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    [FR Doc. 2017-28232 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]

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