December 22, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Meeting of the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-27585
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Chief of Engineers, Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). This meeting is open to the public. For additional information about the EAB, please visit the committee's website at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/ Environmental/EnvironmentalAdvisoryBoard.aspx.
Guantanamo Bay to Punta Salinas, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System (GTMO-PR SFOC); Environmental Assessment (EA)/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Document Number: 2017-27584
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is announcing that it has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) relating to DISA's evaluation of the Proposed Action and Alternatives to installing Submarine Fiber Optic Cable (SFOC) for communication purposes between the DISN Facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) and Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico in order to supply high Bandwidth and restoration capability to DoD activities at GTMO. This SFOC will improve long-haul communications between the continental U.S. (CONUS), Puerto Rico and GTMO. The FONSI reports the studies that prove that there will be no significant environmental impact from the installation of this SFOC. This notice announces the availability of the final EA and FONSI to concerned agencies and the public.
In the Matter of All Operating Reactor Licensees
Document Number: 2017-27583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a director's decision in response to a petition dated February 19, 2016, filed by Roy Mathew, Sheila Ray, Swagata Som, Gurcharan Singh Matharu, Tania Martinez Navedo, Thomas Koshy, and Kenneth Miller (Petitioners), requesting that the NRC take enforcement- related action with regard to all operating nuclear power plants. The petitioner's requests and the director's decision are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Safety Zone; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zone, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-27582
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for First Night Fireworks on December 31, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston fireworks display zones, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA identifies the regulated areas for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit these regulated areas without approval from the COTP Boston or a designated representative.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2018 and Projected 2019 Scup Specifications and Announcement of Final 2018 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Specifications
Document Number: 2017-27581
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues revised scup specifications for the 2018 fishing year and projected specifications for 2019. Additionally, this action implements a summer flounder accountability measure for 2018. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, and to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This rule is intended to revise the 2018 scup catch limits based on updated scientific information to afford more opportunity to obtain optimum yield, update the summer flounder catch limits to account for previous overages, finalize the 2018 black sea bass specifications, and inform the public of projected scup specifications for the 2019 fishing year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker, Form I-129CW
Document Number: 2017-27579
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27578
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHASIN TAIL 2; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-27575
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-27574
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-27573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-27572
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-27571
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2017, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2017-27570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Seats France, 536 Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This proposed AD was prompted by cracks found in a highly concentrated stress area of the seat pan hinges. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections and replacement of the seat pan. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment to “Revised Preventive Measures To Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by Blood and Blood Products; Guidance for Industry;” Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft document entitled ``Amendment to `Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by Blood and Blood Products; Guidance for Industry;' Draft Guidance for Industry.'' The draft guidance document provides blood collection establishments with revised recommendations intended to reduce the possible risk of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by blood and blood products by revising and removing certain recommended deferrals for geographic risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) exposure and recommending deferral for individuals with a history of blood transfusion in Ireland from 1980 to the present. The recommendations apply to the collection of Whole Blood and blood components intended for transfusion or for use in further manufacturing into injectable and non-injectable products, including recovered plasma, Source Leukocytes and Source Plasma. The draft guidance, when finalized, will amend the document entitled ``Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by Blood and Blood Products; Guidance for Industry'' updated January 2016 (``2016 vCJD Guidance'') by incorporating into an updated final guidance any new recommendations adopted. All other recommendations in the 2016 vCJD Guidance will remain unchanged.
Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same Notice of Institution of Formal Enforcement Proceeding
Document Number: 2017-27568
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted a formal enforcement proceeding relating to the July 14, 2017, remedial orders issued in the above-captioned investigation.
Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production; Commission Final Determination Finding a Section 337 Violation; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Order; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2017-27567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (``section 337''), as amended, in this investigation. The Commission has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting the importation of certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe claim 10 of U.S. Patent No. 6,180,373 (``the '373 patent'') or claim 20 of U.S. Patent No. 7,666,655 (``the '655 patent''). The Commission has also issued a cease and desist order directed to the domestic respondent. The investigation is terminated.
Notice of Intention To Cancel Registrations of Certain Transfer Agents
Document Number: 2017-27566
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Information Collection and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-27565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; LCH SA; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Relating to Wrong Way Risk Margin
Document Number: 2017-27563
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Ohio Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27558
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Ohio Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EST for the purpose of discussing preparations for a study of Civil Rights and Educational Funding in Ohio.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-27557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) is proposing to revise the Customer Privacy Act Systems of Records (SOR). These changes are being made to: a. Improve the customer experience by enhancing convenience and facilitating the provision of accurate and reliable delivery information. b. To support other Federal Government agencies by providing authorized services.
Closed Captioning of Video Programming; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2017-27556
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with rules adopted in the Commission's document Closed Captioning of Video Programming; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., Petition for Rulemaking, Second Report and Order (Second Report and Order). This document is consistent with the Second Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those sections.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-27555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: 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; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 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 ways to further reduce the information collection burden on 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 control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27554
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Observer Program Standard Ex-Vessel Prices
Document Number: 2017-27552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes standard ex-vessel prices for groundfish and halibut for the calculation of the observer fee under the North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program). This notice is intended to provide information to vessel owners, processors, registered buyers, and other participants about the standard ex-vessel prices that will be used to calculate the observer fee for landings of groundfish and halibut made in 2018. NMFS will send invoices to processors and registered buyers subject to the fee by January 15, 2019. Fees are due to NMFS on or before February 15, 2019.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-27551
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27550
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27548
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27547
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27546
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27545
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27544
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27543
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27542
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-27541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Kansas Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27540
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Kansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 12 p.m. Central time. The Committee will continue discussion and preparations to hold a public hearing as part of their current study on civil rights and school funding in the state.
Designated Reserve Ratio for 2018
Document Number: 2017-27539
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation designates that the Designated Reserve Ratio (DRR) for the Deposit Insurance Fund shall remain at 2 percent for 2018. The Board is publishing this notice as required by section 7(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
Request for Nominations of Members for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative/Food and Drug Administration Patient Engagement Collaborative
Document Number: 2017-27538
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency), in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), is requesting nominations of patient advocates interested in participating on the Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC). The PEC will be an ongoing, collaborative forum coordinated through the Patient Affairs Staff, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco (OMPT), Office of the Commissioner, and will be hosted by CTTI. Through the PEC, the patient community and regulators will be able to discuss an array of topics regarding increasing meaningful patient engagement in medical product development and regulatory discussions at FDA. The activities of the PEC may include, but are not limited to, providing diverse perspectives on topics such as systematic patient engagement, transparency, and communication; providing considerations for implementing new strategies to enhance patient engagement at FDA; and proposing new models of collaboration in which patients and patient advocates are partners in certain aspects of the medical product development and FDA review process.
Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Agriculture in the United States: Adverse Effect Wage Rate for Range Occupations in 2018
Document Number: 2017-27530
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (Department) is issuing this notice to announce the 2018 Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform herding or production of livestock on the range. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates the Department has determined must be offered and paid by employers to H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment so that the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers will not be adversely affected. In this notice, the Department announces the annual update of the AEWR for workers engaged in the herding or production of livestock on the range, as required by the methodology established in the Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Foreign Workers in the Herding or Production of Livestock on the Range in the United States, 80 FR 62958, 63067-63068 (Oct. 16, 2015); 20 CFR 655.211.
Honey Packers and Importers Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order; Change in Producer Eligibility Requirements and Implementation of Charges for Past Due Assessments
Document Number: 2017-27526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposal invites comments on revising the eligibility requirements for producer representatives on the Honey Packers and Importers Board (Board) and prescribing late payment and interest charges on past due assessments under the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) regulation regarding a national research and promotion program for honey and honey products. The Board administers the regulations with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This proposal would reduce the minimum production requirement for producers to serve on the Board from 150,000 to 50,000 pounds annually and thereby allow more producers to be eligible to serve on the Board. This proposal would also prescribe late payment and interest charges on past due assessments to help facilitate program administration. Both of these actions were unanimously recommended by the Board.
Missing Participants
Document Number: 2017-27515
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) administers a program to hold retirement benefits for missing participants and beneficiaries in terminated retirement plans and to help those participants and beneficiaries find and receive the benefits being held for them. The existing program is limited to single-employer defined benefit pension plans covered by the pension insurance system under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). With this final regulation, PBGC revises the existing program to simplify procedures and remove unnecessary rules and, as authorized by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, establishes similar programs for most defined contribution plans, multiemployer plans covered by the pension insurance system, and certain defined benefit plans that are not covered.
Home Mortgage Disclosure
Document Number: 2017-27491
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is repealing its Regulation C, which was issued to implement the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws, including HMDA, from the Board to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). HMDA requires covered financial institutions to collect and report loan data in connection with residential mortgage applications and loans. Although the Board retains authority to issue some consumer financial protection rules, all rulemaking authority under HMDA concerning mortgage loan transactions was transferred to the Bureau. In December 2011, the Bureau published an interim final rule establishing its own Regulation C to implement HMDA, which superseded the Board's Regulation C. In October 2015, the Bureau revised its own Regulation C to expand and revise the data collection and reporting regime required under HMDA, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act. In April 2016, the Bureau published a final rule adopting the December 2011 interim final rule, as revised by the October 2015 final rule. Accordingly, the Board is repealing its Regulation C and the Official Staff Commentary that accompanies the regulation.