February 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Allstate Assurance Company, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-02181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2017-02180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. The applicant has transferred its assets to Nuveen New York Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund and, on May 26, 2015, made a final distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $38,358 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by applicant and approximately $283,472 were paid by the acquiring fund. Filing Dates: The application was filed on January 22, 2016, and amended on November 14, 2016, and December 14, 2016. Applicant's Address: 333 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606.
Certain Table Saws Incorporating Active Injury Mitigation Technology and Components Thereof; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and a Cease and Desist Order; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2017-02178
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order against certain products of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and Robert Bosch GmbH, and a cease and desist order against Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. The investigation is terminated.
Disturbance Control Standard-Contingency Reserve for Recovery From a Balancing Contingency Event Reliability Standard
Document Number: 2017-02175
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Commission approves Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 (Disturbance Control StandardContingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 is designed to ensure that balancing authorities and reserve sharing groups balance resources and demand and return their Area Control Error to defined values following a Reportable Balancing Contingency Event. In addition, the Commission directs NERC to develop modifications to Reliability Standard BAL-002-2 to address concerns regarding extensions of the 15-minute period for Area Control Error recovery and contingency reserve restoration. The Commission also directs NERC to collect and report on data regarding additional megawatt losses following Reportable Balancing Contingency Events during the Contingency Reserve Restoration Period and to study and report on the reliability risks associated with megawatt losses above the most severe single contingency that do not cause energy emergencies.
Request for Information: To Provide Comprehensive Advice To Assist the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) With Developing Policy Regarding Safety and Quality Standards for Providers of Modification Services Under the Automobile Adaptive Equipment (AAE) Program
Document Number: 2017-02173
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA is requesting information to assist in implementing section 3 of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 (H.R. 3471, hereafter referred to as ``the Act''), which requires VA to develop a comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for automobile adaptive modification services provided to eligible Veterans and Servicemembers under VA's AAE program. This notice requests information and comments from interested parties to help inform VA's development of this policy, to include specific questions for comment with regard to safety and quality standards for AAE and installation, installer or provider certification by a third party organization or manufacturer, education and training of VA personnel, installer or provider compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and permitting eligible Veterans and Servicemembers to receive automobile adaptive modifications at their residence or location of choice.
Termination of Dormant Proceedings
Document Number: 2017-02172
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission, via the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), seeks comment on whether certain docketed Commission proceedings should be terminated as dormant. The Commission's procedural rules, which were revised to streamline and improve the agency's docket management practices, delegate authority to the Chief, CGB to periodically review all open dockets and, in consultation with the responsible Bureaus or Offices, to identify those dockets that appear to be candidates for termination.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures
Document Number: 2017-02168
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment.
The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-02167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of the CIPAC in a Federal Register Notice (71 FR 14930- 14933) dated March 24, 2006, which identified the purpose of CIPAC, as well as its membership. This notice provides: (i) Notification of the CIPAC charter renewal.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
Document Number: 2017-02166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collection activities required to administer the FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG).
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-02163
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-02162
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys
Document Number: 2017-02147
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 106 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) made ASTM F963-07[egr]1, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, a mandatory consumer product safety standard. That section also provides procedures for revisions to the standard. In accordance with these procedures, the Commission (CPSC or Commission) recently allowed the update to ASTM F963, ASTM F963-16, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (ASTM F963-16), to become the mandatory toy standard. This direct final rule incorporates by reference ASTM F963-16 and updates the existing notice of requirements (NOR) that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing for ASTM F963 pursuant to section 14(a)(3)(B)(vi) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA).
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Document Number: 2017-02136
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Energy
This document temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule amending the test procedures for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors
Document Number: 2017-02134
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Energy
This document temporarily postpones the effective date of a recently published final rule establishing test procedures for certain varieties of compressors.
Petition for Rulemaking; Foundation for Resilient Societies
Document Number: 2017-02065
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received a petition from the Foundation for Resilient Societies requesting the Commission initiate a rulemaking to require an enhanced reliability standard to detect, report, mitigate, and remove malware from the Bulk Power System, all as more fully explained in its petition.
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations
Document Number: 2017-02014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
Civil Monetary Penalties Annual Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2017-01431
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, the Federal Election Commission is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil monetary penalties being adjusted are those negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for certain statutory violations, and those imposed by the Commission for late filing of or failure to file certain reports required by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and the adjusted amounts will apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of these rules.