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Implementation of Section 1003(b) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
Document Number: E9-31095
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document establishes a new sunset date for certain Commission's rules applicable to retransmission consent in accordance with Section 1003(b) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law No. 111-118.
Postal Product Price Changes
Document Number: E9-31073
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to change prices for a Direct Entry Parcels contract. This notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment.
Revised Adjusted Net Capital Requirements for Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers
Document Number: E9-31058
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is amending its regulations that prescribe minimum adjusted net capital requirements for futures commission merchants (``FCMs'') and introducing brokers (``IBs''). The amendments: increase the required minimum dollar amount of adjusted net capital that an IB must maintain from $30,000 to $45,000; increase the required minimum dollar amount of adjusted net capital that an FCM must maintain from $250,000 to $1,000,000; amend the computation of an FCM's margin-based minimum adjusted net capital requirement to incorporate into the calculation customer and noncustomer positions in over-the-counter derivative instruments that are submitted for clearing by the FCM to derivatives clearing organizations (``DCOs'') or other clearing organizations (``cleared OTC derivative positions''); specify capital deductions for FCM proprietary cleared OTC derivative positions based on the deductions required by the Commission's regulations for FCM proprietary positions in exchange-traded futures contracts and options contracts; and amend the FCM capital computation to increase the applicable percentage of the total margin-based requirement for futures, options and cleared OTC derivative positions in noncustomer accounts to eight percent.
Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions Policy on Payment System Risk
Document Number: E9-31040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is requesting public comment on proposed amendments to Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to authorize the establishment of term deposits. Term deposits are intended to facilitate the conduct of monetary policy by providing a tool for managing the aggregate quantity of reserve balances. Institutions eligible to receive earnings on their balances in accounts at Federal Reserve Banks (``eligible institutions'') could hold term deposits and receive earnings at a rate that would not exceed the general level of short-term interest rates. Term deposits would be separate and distinct from those maintained in an institution's master account at a Reserve Bank (``master account'') as well as from those maintained in an excess balance account. Term deposits would not satisfy required reserve balances or contractual clearing balances and would not be available to clear payments or to cover daylight or overnight overdrafts. The proposal also would make minor amendments to the posting rules for intraday debits and credits to master accounts as
Postal Product Price Changes
Document Number: E9-31034
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request to change prices for a Global Direct contract. This notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment.
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program: Miscellaneous Changes, Clarifications, and Corrections
Document Number: E9-31023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is proposing changes to the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program regulations to provide for the new election opportunities for certain civilian and Defense Department employees deployed in support of a contingency operation required by Public Law 110-417; to provide for the continuation of coverage opportunities for Federal employees called to active duty required by Public Law 110-181; and to update the regulations with other changes, clarifications, and corrections.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E9-31076
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E9-31039
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency may not collect or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. Comments are requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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.
Electronic Filing of Financial Reports and Notices
Document Number: E9-31032
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending certain of its regulations in connection with electronic filing of financial reports and related notices. The amendments broaden the language in the Commission's regulations applicable to electronic filings of financial reports to clarify that, to the extent a futures commission merchant (``FCM'') submits a Form 1- FR to the Commission electronically, it may do so using any user authentication procedures established or approved by the Commission. The amendments also permit registrants to electronically submit filings in addition to financial reports, including an election to use a non- calendar fiscal year, requests for extensions of time to file uncertified financial reports and ``early warning'' notices required under Commission regulations. In connection with the filing of financial reports, the amendments specify, consistent with other requirements and existing practice, that a statement of income and loss is included as a required part of the non-certified 1-FR filings for FCMs and introducing brokers (``IBs''). The amendments also require more immediate, but less prescriptive, documentation regarding a firm's capital condition when a firm falls below its required minimum adjusted net capital. Finally, the final regulations include several other minor amendments to correct certain outdated references and to make other clarifications to existing regulations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: (OMB Control No. 3206-0143; Form RI 30-1)
Document Number: E9-31030
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``Request to Disability Annuitant for Information on Physical Condition and Employment'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0143; Form RI 30-1), is used by persons who are not yet age 60 and who are receiving disability annuity and are subject to inquiry regarding their medical condition as OPM deems reasonably necessary. RI 30-1 collects information as to whether the disabling condition has changed.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-31029
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``Representative Payee Application'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0140; Form RI 20-7), is used by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) to collect information from persons applying to be fiduciaries for annuitants or survivor annuitants who appear to be incapable of handling their own funds or for minor children. ``Information Necessary for a Competency Determination'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0140; Form RI 30-3), collects medical information regarding the annuitant's competency for OPM's use in evaluating the annuitant's condition.
Excepted Service
Document Number: E9-31027
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 213.103.
Privacy Act of 1974: Amendment to System of Records
Document Number: E9-31026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposes to add a new Category of Records and a new Routine Use to OPM/GOVT-1, General Personnel Records, System of Records. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)). OPM last published OPM/Govt-1 on June 19, 2006 (FR Vol. 71, Number 117).
Television Broadcasting Services; High Point, NC
Document Number: E9-31017
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Community Television of North Carolina, LLC, the licensee of WGHP(TV), channel 8, High Point, North Carolina, requesting the substitution of channel 35 for channel 8 at High Point.
Television Broadcasting Services; Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: E9-31015
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes the allotment of channel 4 to Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Commission is waiving the freeze on the filing of new DTV allotments to initiate this proceeding and to advance the policy, as set forth in Section 331(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to allocate not less than one very high frequency (``VHF'') commercial television channel to each State, if technically feasible.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
Document Number: E9-31013
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency may not collect or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. Comments are requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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.
Television Broadcasting Services; Seaford, DE
Document Number: E9-31011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission proposes the allotment of channel 5 to Seaford, Delaware. The Commission is waiving the freeze on the filing of new DTV allotments to initiate this proceeding and to advance the policy, as set forth in Section 331(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to allocate not less than one very high frequency (``VHF'') commercial television channel to each State, if technically feasible.
Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E9-31010
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) 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 (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for 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 OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid Control Number.
Privacy Act System of Records
Document Number: E9-31009
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to subsection (e)(4) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the FCC proposes to add a new system of records, FCC/OMD-27, ``Broadband Unavailability Survey and Broadband Quality Test.'' The FCC's Office of Managing Director (OMD) will use the information contained in FCC/OMD-27 to cover the personally identifiable information (PII) in the Commission's new ``Public Registry of Broadband Availability Consumer Information'' survey and ``Broadband Quality Test.'' This survey will determine the access of U.S. residents to broadbandcable and DSL, fiber and other broadband services. The test will provide individuals with a mechanism to measure the quality of their internet broadband connection. Individual street
Charges For Certain Disclosures
Document Number: E9-30982
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (``FCRA'') will decrease from $11.00 to $10.50 effective January 1, 2010. Under 1996 amendments to the FCRA, the Federal Trade Commission is required to increase the $8.00 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index (``CPI''), with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. The CPI increased 33.98 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2009. This increase in the CPI, and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents, results in a maximum allowable charge of $10.50 effective January 1, 2010.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-30977
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. This information collection, ``Disabled Dependent Questionnaire'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0179; Form RI 30-10), is used to collect sufficient information about the medical condition and earning capacity for the Office of Personnel Management to be able to determine whether a disabled adult child is eligible for health benefits coverage and/or survivor annuity payments under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
Document Number: E9-30976
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Office of Personnel Management, Personnel Management Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. ``It's Time to Sign Up for Direct Deposit'' (OMB Control No. 3206-0226; Form RI 38-128), is primarily used by OPM to give recent retirees the opportunity to waive Direct Deposit of their annuity payments. The form is sent only if the separating agency did not give the retiring employee this election opportunity. This form may also be used to enroll in Direct Deposit, which was its primary use before Public Law 104-134 was passed. This law requires OPM to make all annuity payments by Direct Deposit unless the payee has waived the service in writing.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E9-30974
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
Document Number: E9-30965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission., Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency 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 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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 (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: E9-30962
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of: Certain Products Advertised as Containing Creatine Ethyl Ester Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Finding Respondent EST Nutrition in Default and Terminating the Investigation; Request for Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: E9-30952
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 12) issued by the presiding administrative law judge finding respondent EST Nutrition LLC d/b/a Engineered Sport Technology, Inc. (``EST'') in default. EST is the last remaining respondent in this investigation. Accordingly, the Commission requests written submissions, according to the schedule set forth below, on remedy, public interest, and bonding with respect to the respondents in default.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-30937
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 5.3
Document Number: E9-30915
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys
Document Number: E9-30893
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of market manipulation.
In the Matter of: Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same Designation of Investigation as “More Complicated”
Document Number: E9-30878
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has designated the above-captioned investigation ``more complicated.''
Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades With Certain Advisory Clients
Document Number: E9-30877
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting as final Rule 206(3)-3T under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the interim final temporary rule that establishes an alternative means for investment advisers who are registered with the Commission as broker- dealers to meet the requirements of Section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act when they act in a principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. As adopted, the only change to the rule is the expiration date. Rule 206(3)-3T will sunset on December 31, 2010.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-30876
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-30875
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Unpaid and Shortpaid Information-Based Indicia Postage Meters and PC Postage Products-Comment Period Extended
Document Number: E9-30867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: U.s. Postal Service, Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On November 18, 2009, the Postal Service published in the Federal Register (74 FR 59494) a proposed rule to implement revenue assurance procedures for information-based indicia (IBI) postage generated from postage evidencing systems. An automated process will be implemented to detect mailpieces with unpaid or shortpaid IBI postage.