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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Rules and Regulations AARP to alter or amend the court’s summary judgment order, the court issued an order vacating the incentive section of the rule, 29 CFR 1635.8(b)(2)(iii), effective January 1, 2019. AARP v. EEOC, D.D.C., No. 16– 2113 (D.D.C. Dec. 20, 2017). Consistent with that decision, this rule removes the incentive section of the GINA regulations at 29 CFR 1635.8(b)(2)(iii). This rule is not subject to the requirement to provide public comment because it falls under the good cause exception at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). The good cause exception is satisfied when notice and comment is ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Id. This rule is an administrative step that implements the court’s order vacating the incentive section of the GINA rule. Additionally, because this rule implements a court order already in effect, the Commission has good cause to waive the 30-day effective date under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1635 Administrative practice and procedure, Equal employment opportunity. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 2000ff–2000ff–11, the EEOC amends chapter XIV of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 1635—GENETIC INFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATION ACT OF 2008 1. The authority citation for part 1635 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 2000ff. § 1635.8 [Amended] 2. Amend § 1635.8 by removing and reserving paragraph (b)(2)(iii). ■ Dated: December 14, 2018. Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–27538 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service 31 CFR Part 270 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Availability of Records Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is streamlining its SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 regulations by removing regulations that are no longer necessary because they are duplicative of other existing regulations, and do not add any substantive requirements, limitations, or instructions to Treasury’s regulations. DATES: Effective December 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: You can download this final rule at the following internet addresses: http://www.regulations.gov, http:// www.gpo.gov, or http:// www.fiscal.treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Kearns, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 874– 7036. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda (82 FR 12285). E.O. 13777 directed each agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. Each Regulatory Reform Task Force was directed to review existing regulations that: (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits; (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of the Information Quality Act (section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 2001) or OMB Information Quality Guidance issued pursuant to that provision; or (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified. II. Explanation of Provisions Treasury is eliminating Bureau of the Fiscal Service regulations that it has determined are duplicative and unnecessary. These regulations, published at 31 CFR part 270, govern the availability of records, materials and information to be made available to the public, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. These regulations operate in accordance with the definitions, procedures, and other provisions of the regulations regarding the Disclosure of Records of the Office of the Secretary and of other bureaus and offices of the Treasury Department, published as part 1 of title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The rule found at 31 CFR part 270 is unnecessary because it does not add any substantive requirements, limitations, or instructions to the Treasury Department regulations and the appendices thereto. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65297 Accordingly, the regulations in 31 CFR part 270 are being removed. III. Procedural Requirements A. Administrative Procedure Act The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) generally requires agencies to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register and provide interested persons the opportunity to submit comments. 5 U.S.C. 553(b) and (c). The APA provides an exception to this prior notice and comment requirement for ‘‘rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice.’’ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). This final rule is a procedural rule promulgated for agency efficiency purposes. Treasury is removing duplicative and unnecessary regulations, the removal of which will not affect the substantive rights or interests of the public. The APA also provides an exception from notice and comment procedures when an agency finds for good cause that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Treasury finds good cause to issue this rule without prior notice or comment, because such procedures are unnecessary. The removal of these regulations will have no substantive effect on the public because the regulations are duplicative of other existing regulations, and their removal will not affect the substantive rights or interests of the public. Further, the APA generally requires that substantive rules incorporate a 30day delayed effective date. 5 U.S.C. 553(d). This final rule, however, is merely procedural and promulgated for agency efficiency purposes, and does not impose substantive requirements on, nor affect the interests of, the public. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), Treasury finds for good cause that a delayed effective date is unnecessary. B. Congressional Review Act (CRA) This rule is not a major rule pursuant to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. It is not expected to lead to any of the results listed in 5 U.S.C. 804(2). This rule may take immediate effect after we submit a copy of it to Congress and the Comptroller General. C. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) There is no new collection of information contained in this final rule that would be subject to the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Under the PRA, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1 65298 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Rules and Regulations D. Regulatory Flexibility Act SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., does not apply to this rule because, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), issuance does not require notice and opportunity for public comment. Nonetheless, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. I. Background E. Executive Order 12866 This rule is not a significant regulatory action pursuant to Executive Order 12866. List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 270 Records, availability of records and information, requests for records, Freedom of Information Act. Amendments to the Regulations PART 270—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] Accordingly, under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552, 31 CFR part 270 is removed and reserved. ■ David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27546 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service 31 CFR Parts 317 and 358 Regulations Governing United States Securities Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is streamlining its securities regulations by removing regulations that are no longer necessary because they do not have any current or future applicability. SUMMARY: Effective December 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: You can download this final rule at the following internet addresses: http://www.regulations.gov, http:// www.gpo.gov, or http:// www.fiscal.treasury.gov. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES DATES: Lisa Martin, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, (304) 480–8697. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 U.S.C. 553(a)(2). Notice and comment rulemaking is not required. On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda (82 FR 12285). E.O. 13777 directed each agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. Each Regulatory Reform Task Force was directed to review existing regulations that: (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed benefits; (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent with the requirements of the Information Quality Act (section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 2001) or OMB Information Quality Guidance issued pursuant to that provision; or (vi) derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially modified. II. Explanation of Provisions In this rulemaking, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is eliminating two categories of securities regulations that are no longer necessary. The first category, published at 31 CFR part 317, governs the manner in which an organization may qualify and act as an agent for the sale and issue of Series EE and Series I United States Savings Bonds. These regulations are unnecessary because Treasury stopped selling savings bonds at financial institutions in January 2012 and no longer issues savings bonds through issuing agents. The second category, published at 31 CFR part 358, governs the conversion of stripped bearer securities into book-entry securities that can be held in commercial book-entry accounts with brokers and financial institutions. These regulations are unnecessary because the last bearer security eligible for conversion was called in November 2006, and the conversion program has ended. Accordingly, the regulations in parts 317 and 358 are being removed. III. Procedural Requirements A. Administrative Procedure Act (APA) Because this rule relates to United States securities, which are contracts between Treasury and the owner of the security, this rule falls within the contract exception to the APA at 5 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 B. Congressional Review Act (CRA) This rule is not a major rule pursuant to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. It is not expected to lead to any of the results listed in 5 U.S.C. 804(2). This rule may take immediate effect after we submit a copy of it to Congress and the Comptroller General. C. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) There is no new collection of information contained in this final rule that would be subject to the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Under the PRA, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. D. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., does not apply to this rule because, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), issuance does not require notice and opportunity for public comment. Nonetheless, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. E. Executive Order 12866 This rule is not a significant regulatory action pursuant to Executive Order 12866. List of Subjects 31 CFR Part 317 Government securities, Savings bonds. 31 CFR Part 358 Government securities. Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 3121, 31 CFR chapter II is amended as follows: PART 317—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] ■ 1. Part 317 is removed and reserved. PART 358—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] ■ 2. Part 358 is removed and reserved. David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27545 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Fiscal Service

31 CFR Part 270


Availability of Records

AGENCY: Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is streamlining its regulations by 
removing regulations that are no longer necessary because they are 
duplicative of other existing regulations, and do not add any 
substantive requirements, limitations, or instructions to Treasury's 
regulations.

DATES: Effective December 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You can download this final rule at the following internet 
addresses: http://www.regulations.gov, http://www.gpo.gov, or http://www.fiscal.treasury.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Kearns, Attorney-Advisor, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 874-7036.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, 
Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda (82 FR 12285). E.O. 13777 
directed each agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. Each 
Regulatory Reform Task Force was directed to review existing 
regulations that: (i) Eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation; (ii) are 
outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective; (iii) impose costs that exceed 
benefits; (iv) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere 
with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; (v) are inconsistent 
with the requirements of the Information Quality Act (section 515 of 
the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 2001) or OMB 
Information Quality Guidance issued pursuant to that provision; or (vi) 
derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential 
directives that have been subsequently rescinded or substantially 
modified.

II. Explanation of Provisions

    Treasury is eliminating Bureau of the Fiscal Service regulations 
that it has determined are duplicative and unnecessary. These 
regulations, published at 31 CFR part 270, govern the availability of 
records, materials and information to be made available to the public, 
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. These 
regulations operate in accordance with the definitions, procedures, and 
other provisions of the regulations regarding the Disclosure of Records 
of the Office of the Secretary and of other bureaus and offices of the 
Treasury Department, published as part 1 of title 31 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations. The rule found at 31 CFR part 270 is unnecessary 
because it does not add any substantive requirements, limitations, or 
instructions to the Treasury Department regulations and the appendices 
thereto. Accordingly, the regulations in 31 CFR part 270 are being 
removed.

III. Procedural Requirements

A. Administrative Procedure Act

    The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) generally requires agencies 
to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register and 
provide interested persons the opportunity to submit comments. 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) and (c). The APA provides an exception to this prior notice and 
comment requirement for ``rules of agency organization, procedure, or 
practice.'' 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). This final rule is a procedural rule 
promulgated for agency efficiency purposes. Treasury is removing 
duplicative and unnecessary regulations, the removal of which will not 
affect the substantive rights or interests of the public.
    The APA also provides an exception from notice and comment 
procedures when an agency finds for good cause that those procedures 
are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.'' 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Treasury finds good cause to issue this rule 
without prior notice or comment, because such procedures are 
unnecessary. The removal of these regulations will have no substantive 
effect on the public because the regulations are duplicative of other 
existing regulations, and their removal will not affect the substantive 
rights or interests of the public.
    Further, the APA generally requires that substantive rules 
incorporate a 30-day delayed effective date. 5 U.S.C. 553(d). This 
final rule, however, is merely procedural and promulgated for agency 
efficiency purposes, and does not impose substantive requirements on, 
nor affect the interests of, the public. Therefore, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3), Treasury finds for good cause that a delayed 
effective date is unnecessary.

B. Congressional Review Act (CRA)

    This rule is not a major rule pursuant to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et 
seq. It is not expected to lead to any of the results listed in 5 
U.S.C. 804(2). This rule may take immediate effect after we submit a 
copy of it to Congress and the Comptroller General.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    There is no new collection of information contained in this final 
rule that would be subject to the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Under the 
PRA, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid 
OMB control number.

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D. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., does not 
apply to this rule because, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), issuance 
does not require notice and opportunity for public comment. 
Nonetheless, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

E. Executive Order 12866

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 270

    Records, availability of records and information, requests for 
records, Freedom of Information Act.

Amendments to the Regulations

PART 270--[REMOVED AND RESERVED]

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Accordingly, under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552, 31 CFR part 270 is 
removed and reserved.

David A. Lebryk,
Fiscal Assistant Secretary.
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