Sunshine Act Meetings, 16898-16899 [2019-08323]

Download as PDF 16898 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices Related Concrete Structures and Commentary.’’ Submit comments by June 24, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0100. Address questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7– A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madhumita Sircar, telephone: 301–415– 1804; email: Madhumita.Sircar@nrc.gov, and Edward O’Donnell, telephone: 301– 415–3317; email: Edward.Odonnell@ nrc.gov. Both are staff members of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0100 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this action. You may obtain publicallyavailable information related to this action, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0100. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 available documents online in the ADAMS Public Document collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. The DG–1283 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16172A240. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2019– 0100 in your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Additional Information The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The DG, entitled, ‘‘Safety Related Concrete Structures for Nuclear Power Plants (Other than Reactor Vessels and Containments),’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1283. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DG–1283 is proposed revision 3 of RG 1.142 of the same name. This revision of the guide (Revision 3) was updated to endorse, with certain exceptions, ACI 349–13, ‘‘Code Requirements for Nuclear Safety-Related Concrete Structures and Commentary,’’ except for Appendix D, ‘‘Anchoring to Concrete.’’ Appendix D to ACI 349–13 is separately endorsed by RG 1.199, ‘‘Anchoring Components and Structural Supports in Concrete’’. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality As discussed in the ‘‘Implementation’’ section of DG–1283, the NRC has no current intention to impose this draft regulatory guide on holders of current operating licenses or combined licenses. Accordingly, the issuance of this draft regulatory guide, if finalized, would not constitute ‘‘backfitting’’ as defined in section 50.109(a)(1) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) of the Backfit Rule or be otherwise inconsistent with the applicable issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. This draft regulatory guide may be applied to applications for operating licenses and combined licenses docketed by the NRC as of the date of issuance of the final regulatory guide, as well as future applications for operating licenses and combined licenses submitted after the issuance of the regulatory guide. Such action would not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109(a)(1) or be otherwise inconsistent with the applicable issue finality provision in 10 CFR part 52, inasmuch as such applicants or potential applicants are not within the scope of entities protected by the Backfit Rule or the relevant issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of April, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2019–08093 Filed 4–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 10:00 a.m., April 30, 2019. 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Internal Personnel Matter. PLACE: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephanie Hillyard, Secretary to the Board, Phone No. 312–751–4920. Dated: April 19, 2019. Stephanie Hillyard, Secretary to the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–08323 Filed 4–19–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–85672; File No. SR–ISE– 2019–11] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Pilot Period for the Exchange’s Nonstandard Expirations Pilot Program April 17, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on April 10, 2019, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to a proposal [sic] to extend the pilot period for the Exchange’s nonstandard expirations pilot program, currently set to expire on May 6, 2019. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://ise.cchwallstreet.com/, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1. Purpose ISE filed a proposed rule change for the listing and trading on the Exchange, on a twelve month pilot basis, of p.m.settled options on broad-based indexes with nonstandard expirations dates.5 The pilot program permits both Weekly Expirations and End of Month (‘‘EOM’’) expirations similar to those of the a.m.settled broad-based index options, except that the exercise settlement value of the options subject to the pilot are based on the index value derived from the closing prices of component stocks. This pilot was subsequently extended through May 6, 2019.6 Supplementary Material .07(a) to ISE Rule 2009 provides that the Exchange may open for trading Weekly Expirations on any broad-based index eligible for standard options trading to expire on any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (other than the third Friday-ofthe-month or days that coincide with an EOM expiration). Weekly Expirations are subject to all provisions of Exchange Rule 2009 and are treated the same as options on the same underlying index that expire on the third Friday of the expiration month. Unlike the standard monthly options, however, Weekly Expirations are p.m.-settled. Pursuant to Supplementary Material .07(b) to ISE Rule 2009(b) the Exchange may open for trading End of Month (‘‘EOM’’) Expirations on any broadbased index eligible for standard options trading to expire on the last trading day of the month. EOMs are subject to all provisions of Rule 2009 and treated the same as options on the same underlying index that expire on the third Friday of the expiration 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 82458 (January 8, 2018), 83 FR 1636 (January 12, 2018) (approving SR–ISE–2017–111) (Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Nonstandard Expirations Pilot Program). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 85030 (February 1, 2019), 84 FR 2633 (February 7, 2019) (approving SR–ISE–2019–01) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Nonstandard Expirations Pilot Program). PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16899 month. However, the EOMs are p.m.settled. The Exchange now proposes to amend Supplementary Material .07(c) to ISE Rule 2009 so that the duration of the pilot program for these nonstandard expirations will be through November 4, 2019. The Exchange continues to have sufficient systems capacity to handle p.m.-settled options on broad-based indexes with nonstandard expirations dates and has not encountered any issues or adverse market effects as a result of listing them. Additionally, there is continued investor interest in these products. The Exchange will make public on its website any data and analysis it submits to the Commission under the pilot program. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,7 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,8 in particular, in that its designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes the proposed rule change will protect investors and the public interest by providing the Exchange, the Commission and investors the benefit of additional time to analyze nonstandard expiration options. By extending the pilot program, investors may continue to benefit from a wider array of investment opportunities. Additionally, both the Exchange and the Commission may continue to monitor the potential for adverse market effects of p.m.settlement on the market, including the underlying cash equities market, at the expiration of these options. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Options with nonstandard expirations would be available for trading to all market participants. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. 7 15 8 15 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16898-16899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08323]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: 10:00 a.m., April 30, 2019.

PLACE: 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

STATUS: Closed.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Internal Personnel Matter.

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CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephanie Hillyard, Secretary to 
the Board, Phone No. 312-751-4920.

    Dated: April 19, 2019.
Stephanie Hillyard,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 2019-08323 Filed 4-19-19; 4:15 pm]
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