Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A Relief and Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Florence
We are adopting interim final temporary rules for issuers subject to reporting obligations pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A in order to address the needs of companies directly or indirectly affected by Hurricane Florence. The temporary rules extend the filing deadlines for specified reports and forms due pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A for certain issuers.
Record of Decision for the KC-46A Fourth Main Operating Base Beddown
The United States Air Force signed the Record of Decision for the KC-46A Fourth Main Operating Base (MOB 4) on August 29, 2018.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 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.
Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 2017-D019)
DoD is hosting a public meeting on October 10, 2018, to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding revising policies and procedures with regard to customary progress payment rates and maximum performance-based payment rates for DoD contracts.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2018 northern rockfish initial total allowable catch (ITAC) specified for the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2018 Winter II Quota
NMFS adjusts the 2018 Winter II commercial scup quota and per- trip Federal landing limit. This action is intended to comply with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that established the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I to Winter II period. This document is intended to inform the public of this quota and trip limit change.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form No. 587); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC Form No. 587 (Land Description (Public Land States/Non-Public Land States [Rectangular or Non-Rectangular Survey System Lands in Public Land States])) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On July 3, 2018, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC18-15-000 requesting public comments. The Commission did not receive any comments.
Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC Form No. 552); Comment Request; Extension
In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection FERC Form No. 552 (Annual Report of Natural Gas Transactions) and submitting the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. On July 9, 2018, the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC18-14-000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on September 23, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during a triathlon event. The purpose of this notice of enforcement is to announce a change in the date in which the event is being held.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing an update to the identifying information of a person currently included in the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of this person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with this person.
Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of this person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
In accordance with the specific direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) has determined to modify the prior action in this investigation by imposing additional duties on products of China classified in the subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) set out in Annex A to this notice. The rate of additional duty is initially 10 percent ad valorem. On January 1, 2019, the rate of additional duty will increase to 25 percent ad valorem.
Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders
In response to a request from the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to determine whether certain plywood with face and back veneers of radiata and/or agathis pine that is circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain hardwood plywood products from the People's Republic of China (China).
Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from the People's Republic of China (China) are being sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).
Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid and Derivative Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid and derivative products from the People's Republic of China (China).
Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain quartz surface products (quartz surface products) from the People's Republic of China (China).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
NMFS transfers 60 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category to the September 2018 subquota period and closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant BFT until the General category reopens on October 1, 2018. The quota transfer is intended to provide additional fishing opportunities based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT. Given that the adjusted quota is projected to be caught quickly, the closure is to prevent overharvest of the adjusted General category September 2018 BFT subquota.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions
The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Addition and Deletions
This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Integrated Light-Emitting Diode Lamps
On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting a test procedure for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps (hereafter referred to as ``LED lamps'') to support the implementation of labeling provisions by the Federal Trade Commission, as well as the general service lamps rulemaking, which includes LED lamps. This final rule amends the LED lamps test procedure by allowing for time to failure measurements to be taken at elevated temperatures consistent with the ENERGY STAR program requirements.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of North Carolina
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4393-DR), dated 09/14/2018. Incident: Hurricane Florence. Incident Period: 09/07/2018 and continuing.
Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project-Rate Order No. WAPA-181
The Deputy Secretary of Energy extends, on an interim basis, the existing Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) transmission service rates through September 30, 2020. Existing Rate Schedules INT-FT5 and INT-NFT4 expired on April 30, 2018. The Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) approved rates for short-term sales of firm and non-firm transmission service on April 26, 2018, to cover the period between May 1, 2018, and the date this rate extension goes into effect or October 31, 2018, whichever occurs first. The extended transmission service rates will be in effect on an interim basis until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirms, approves, and places them into effect on a final basis, or until they are replaced by other rates.
Notice of Public Meeting of the South Carolina Advisory Committee
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the South Carolina Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018, for the purpose of continuing to work on its project regarding civil rights issues and policing in the state.
Renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the TAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat regarding the TAC's renewal.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of North Carolina
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4393-DR), dated 09/14/ 2018. Incident: Hurricane Florence. Incident Period: 09/07/2018 and continuing.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2018 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.079. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.457. The fourth quarter 2018 RCAF-5 is 0.427.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Outdated and Superseded Regulations-Career and Technical Education National Programs
The Secretary removes outdated, superseded regulations for seven programs in the State Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs and National Discretionary Programs of Vocational Education added by a final rule in the Federal Register on August 14, 1992 (Perkins 1992 Regulations) as authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990 (Perkins II), Title IV National Programs. These programs are no longer funded by the Department.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee
This notice announces a teleconference call of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Changes to Validations for Intelligent Mail Package Barcode
The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to add new Intelligent Mail[supreg] package barcode (IMpb) validations for evaluating compliance with IMpb requirements for all mailers who enter commercial parcels.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
The Secretary publishes a list of persons who may be named to serve on the Performance Review Board that oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals for Senior Executive Service members of the Department.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2017-18 Crop Year for Tart Cherries
This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages, or the proportion of 2017 tart cherries which may be handled in commercial outlets, for the 2017-18 crop year under the Marketing Order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Correction
The Rural Utilities Service (the Agency) published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on September 6, 2018, inviting comments on information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The document provided incorrect date. This notice provides for a correction to the ``Date'' caption to allow for a 60-day comment period.
Discontinuation of Customs Broker Importer Self-Assessment Pre-Certification Test
On April 17, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a test allowing customs brokers to pre-certify importers for participation in the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program. The Customs Broker Importer Self-Assessment Pre-Certification (Broker ISA PC) test was intended to leverage customs brokers' relationships with importers to facilitate and promote importer participation in the ISA program. Unfortunately, there was minimal importer participation in the test; thus, CBP has determined that it is not effective to continue with the Broker ISA PC test. This notice announces CBP's intention to discontinue the test and not to move forward with a permanent Broker ISA PC program.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.