Agencies and Commissions 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 1 - 50 of 6,788
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-30718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 2, 2014, request from Entergy Operations, Inc., (Entergy or licensee) from the requirement to comply with the terms, conditions, and specifications in Section 2.1 of Appendix B of the Technical Specifications for certificate of compliance (CoC) No. 1014, Amendment No. 5.
Eli Lilly and Company and Novartis AG; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-30686
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
TXVT Limited Partnership, Doing Business as Trophy Nissan; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-30650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Professional Skaters Association, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-30649
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Professional Lighting and Sign Management Company of America, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-30646
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-30634
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: 2014-30626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
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. 7) to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to add as respondents Oracle America, Inc., of Redwood Shores, California, and Fujifilm Recording Media USA, Inc., of Bedford, Massachusetts.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2014-30605
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-30590
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems and Components Thereof; Notice of the Commission's Final Determination; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2014-30584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 in this investigation and has (1) issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting importation of infringing sleep-disordered breathing treatment systems and components thereof and (2) issued cease and desist orders directed to domestic respondents.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-30577
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an addition of Priority Mail Express Contract 25 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Closed Captioning of Video Programming; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2014-30576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission issues a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking additional comment on several issues related to matters raised in the Commission's Closed Captioning Quality Order. These issues include whether the Commission should require video programmers to file contact information and certifications of captioning compliance with the Commission and whether other means would make programmer contact information and certifications more widely available.
Energy and Water Use Labeling for Consumer Products Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (“Energy Labeling Rule”)
Document Number: 2014-30572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission seeks comments on labeling for several miscellaneous refrigeration products not covered by existing labeling requirements. The Commission seeks comments on whether labels for these products would assist consumers in their purchasing decisions. Preliminary DOE analysis suggests labeling would benefit consumers and be economically and technologically feasible.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-30567
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof, DN 3048; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Update to Product Lists
Document Number: 2014-30565
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is updating the product lists. This action reflects a publication policy adopted by Commission order. The referenced policy assumes periodic updates. The updates are identified in the body of this document. The product lists, which is re-published in its entirety, includes these updates.
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2014-30529
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/ bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs); Notice of Opportunity for Oral Presentation of Comments; Correction
Document Number: 2014-30515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission) published a document in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014, announcing that on January 7, 2015, the Commission will provide an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) the Commission issued, which proposes a standard to reduce the risk of injury associated with recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The location for the meeting has changed.
The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices
Document Number: 2014-30415
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office (the ``Office'') is announcing the release of its administrative manual, the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the ``Third Edition''). It is available on the Office's Web site and is effective as of December 22, 2014.
Notice of Public Webinar
Document Number: 2014-30325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Agencies and Commissions, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar in the series will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-30652
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 47
Document Number: 2014-30595
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions; Correction
Document Number: 2014-30593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on December 22, 2014, regarding the semiannual regulatory agenda. This action is necessary to correct the Docket ID.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for River Bend Station Unit 3 Exemption
Document Number: 2014-30585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 16, 2014, letter from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption to suspend maintaining the Departures Report and the design control document (DCD) Update Report until December 31, 2015, or coincident with resuming the review of the for River Bend Station Unit 3 (RBS3) Combined License (COL) application, whichever comes first. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for Grand Gulf Station Unit 3 Exemption
Document Number: 2014-30581
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 16, 2014, letter from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption to suspend maintaining the Departures Report and the design control document (DCD) Update Report until December 31, 2015, or coincident with resuming the review of the for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) Combined License (COL) application, whichever comes first. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-30497
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is an forwarding Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Railroad Service and Compensation Reports/System Access Application; OMB 3220-0008. Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and Section 6 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) maintains for each railroad employee, a record of compensation paid to that employee by all railroad employers for whom the employee worked after 1936. This record, which is used by the RRB to determine eligibility for, and amount of, benefits due under the laws it administers, is conclusive as to the amount of compensation paid to an employee during such period(s) covered by the report(s) of the compensation by the employee's railroad employer(s), except in cases when an employee files a protest pertaining to his or her reported compensation within the statute of limitations cited in Section 9 of the RRA and Section 6 of the RUIA. To enable the RRB to establish and maintain the record of compensation, employers are required to file with the RRB, reports of their employees' compensation, in such manner and form and at such times as the RRB prescribes. Railroad employers' reports and responsibilities are prescribed in 20 CFR 209. The RRB currently utilizes Form BA-3, Annual Report of Creditable Compensation, and Form BA-4, Report of Creditable Compensation Adjustments, to secure the required information from railroad employers. Form BA-3 provides the RRB with information regarding annual creditable service and compensation for each individual who worked for a railroad employer covered by the RRA and RUIA in a given year. Form BA-4 provides for the adjustment of any previously submitted reports and also the opportunity to provide any service and compensation that had been previously omitted. Requirements specific to Forms BA-3 and BA-4 are prescribed in 20 CFR 209.8 and 209.9. Employers currently have the option of submitting BA-3 and BA-4 reports electronically by CD-ROM, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), secure Email, or online via the RRB's Employer Reporting System (ERS). The information collection also includes RRB Form BA-12, Application for Employer Reporting Internet Access, and Form G-440, Report Specifications Sheet. Form BA-12 is completed by railroad employers to obtain system access to ERS. Once access is obtained, authorized employees may submit reporting forms online to the RRB. The form determines what degree of access (view/only, data entry/ modification or approval/submission) is appropriate for that employee. It is also used to terminate an employee's access to ERS. Form G-440, Report Specifications Sheet, serves as a certification document for various RRB employer reporting forms (Form BA-3, Form BA-4, Form BA-6a, BA-6, Address Report (OMB 3220-0005), Form BA-9, Report of Separation Allowance or Severance Pay (OMB 3220-0173) and Form BA-11, Report of Gross Earnings (OMB 3220-0132)). It records the type of medium the report was submitted on, and serves as a summary recapitulation sheet for reports filed on paper. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (79 FR 63652 on October 24, 2014) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). On November 25, 2014, the RRB received comments from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), strongly supporting the RRB's continued collection of the data on Forms BA-3 and BA-4 stating ``these forms are our main data source for key components of BEA's economic statistics.''
Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets III; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2014-30485
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 24, 2014, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Pragmatus Mobile, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,466,795 (``the `795 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2014-30484
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 21, 2014, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd of the Republic of Korea and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC of Austin, Texas. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,147,385 (``the '385 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,173,349 (``the '349 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,056,776 (``the '776 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,804,734 (``the '734 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or, alternatively, is in the process of being established as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088920XX
Document Number: 2014-30476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088920XX
Document Number: 2014-30475
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.
Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100 Million: AP088936XX
Document Number: 2014-30474
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
This Notice is to inform the public, in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (``Ex-Im Bank''), that Ex-Im Bank has received an application for final commitment for a long-term loan or financial guarantee in excess of $100 million (as calculated in accordance with Section 3(c)(10) of the Charter). Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the Ex-Im Bank Board of Directors prior to final action on this Transaction.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
Document Number: 2014-30473
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee was established by Public Law 98-181, November 30, 1983, to advise the Export-Import Bank on its programs and to provide comments for inclusion in the report on competitiveness of the Export-Import Bank of the United States to Congress. Time and Place: Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A break for lunch will be at the expense of the attendee. Security processing will be necessary for reentry into the building. The meeting will be held at Ex-Im Bank in the Main Conference Room11th floor, 811 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20571. Agenda: Agenda items include a briefing for the Advisory Committee members on Bank priority goals for 2015, a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of Advisory Committee members, and an ethics briefing. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to public participation, and 10 minutes will be set aside for oral questions or comments. Members of the public may also file written statement(s) before or after the meeting. If you plan to attend, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building; you may contact Niki Shepperd at niki.shepperd@exim.gov to be placed on an attendee list. If any person wishes auxiliary aids (such as a sign language interpreter) or other special accommodations, please email Niki Shepperd at niki.shepperd@exim.gov prior to January 12, 2015. Members of the Press: For members of the Press planning to attend the meeting, a photo ID must be presented at the guard's desk as part of the clearance process into the building; please email Niki Shepperd at niki.shepperd@exim.gov to be placed on an attendee list.
Pacer Funds Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-30436
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
William E. Simon & Sons, LLC; New Vernon Advisors, Inc.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-30435
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Summary of Application: The Applicant requests that the Commission issue an order declaring it to be a person not within the intent of Section 202(a)(11) of the Advisers Act, which defines the term ``investment adviser.''
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2014-30425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year
Document Number: 2014-30417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify that a determination of exceptional circumstances is needed when a noncompetitive contract awarded on the basis of unusual and compelling urgency exceeds one year, either at time of award or due to post-award modifications.