Distribution of Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce commencement of a proceeding to determine the distribution of digital audio recording technology royalty fees in the 2014 Sound Recordings Fund. The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying filing fee, if applicable.
Procurement List; Proposed deletions
The Committee is proposing to delete services from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Deletions
This action deletes products and services from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board recently updated its Policy Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity.
Public Rulemaking Procedures
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing to amend part 13 of its regulations to eliminate the provisions that set forth the procedure for the formulation, amendment, or repeal of rules or regulations. Because the Administrative Procedure Act (``APA'') governs the Commission's rulemaking process, the Commission believes that it is unnecessary to codify the rulemaking process in a Commission regulation. Part 13, as amended, will be comprised solely of the procedure for filing petitions for rulemakings as the APA does not address this process.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act in the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Tax on Certain Foreign Procurement
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal government contracts for goods or services that are awarded to foreign persons.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan.
Revisions to Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats
In December 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an update to the consumer product safety standard for infant bath seats. The standard incorporated by reference the applicable ASTM voluntary standard. ASTM has since published two revised versions of the voluntary standard for infant bath seats. We are publishing this direct final rule revising the CPSC's mandatory standard for infant bath seats to incorporate by reference, the most recent version of the applicable ASTM standard.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Arkansas
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Arkansas (FEMA- 4460-DR), dated 09/13/2019. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Incident Period: 06/23/2019 through 06/24/2019.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-51 and NPF-6, issued to Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), for Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Units 1 and 2 (ANO-1 and ANO-2), respectively. The proposed amendments would extend the implementation dates for License Amendment Nos. 264 and 314 for ANO-1 and ANO-2, respectively, from October 30, 2019, to January 14, 2020. These amendments, which were issued on January 17, 2019, approved an update to the ANO Emergency Plan to adopt a revised Emergency Action Level scheme.
Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) NMSS-ISG-02, ``Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions.'' The purpose of this final ISG is to assist the staff in conducting the Section 106 consultation process of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) for uranium recovery licensing actions. This ISG is primarily intended for the NRC staff and does not impose new or changes to regulatory requirements. The ISG, however, provides useful information to participants in the Section 106 process of the NHPA for uranium recovery licensing actions.
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.
Certain Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Methods of Producing the Same; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination on Section 337 Violation and a Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (OMB No. 3064-0046; -0113; -0169; -0174; and -0191)
The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of the existing information collections described below. On July 12, 2019, the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew these information collections. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of these information collections, and again invites comment on their renewal.
SES Performance Review Board; Appointment of Members
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Correction
This document corrects section IV. Regulatory Analysis within the Supplementary Information section of the preamble in the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, May 9, 2019. The regulations relate to removing Certifications, Assurances, and Representations and Terms and Conditions from NASA's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards regulations and all references to both because this information is already available in NASA's Grant and Cooperative Agreements Manual.
Low Power FM Radio Service Technical Rules
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to improve technical rules that primarily affect Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, based upon a petition for rulemaking filed by REC Networks.
SES Performance Review Board
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members to the FTC Performance Review Board.
Exemption From Derivatives Clearing Organization Registration
On July 23, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Exemption from Derivatives Clearing Organization Registration. The comment period for the supplemental NPRM closes on September 23, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this supplemental NPRM by an additional 60 days.
Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations
On July 19, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations. The comment period for the NPRM closes on September 17, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this NPRM by an additional 60 days.
US Foods Holding Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Technology Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on October 3, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the TAC will hear presentations and actionable recommendations from the TAC subcommittees on Automated and Modern Trading Markets, Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure, Virtual Currencies, and Cyber Security.
Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order prohibiting involvement in NRC-licensed activities to Mr. Thomas Summers. The NRC determined that Mr. Thomas Summers engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused Florida Power & Light to be in violation of 10 CFR 50.7, ``Employee protection,'' and 10 CFR 50.9, ``Completeness and accuracy of information.''