Federal Advisory Committee Act; Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, GN 17-83
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) hereby announces that the charter of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (hereinafter Committee) has been renewed pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on February 28, 2019 on ``Risks, Rewards, and Results: U.S. Companies in China and Chinese Companies in the United States.''
Information Collection: Invoice Submissions by Contractors for NRC Contracts/Invoices
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Invoice Submissions by Contractors for NRC Contracts/Invoices.''
Request for Information: Action on Interoperability of Medical Devices, Data, and Platforms To Enhance Patient Care
The NITRD Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (HITRD IWG) requests input to collect information on new approaches from industry, academia, and non- governmental organizations, to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms.
Large Financial Institution Rating System; Regulations K and LL; Correction
On November 21, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) published a final rule in the Federal Register regarding the Large Financial Institution Rating System. That document included two typographical errors in ``Appendix AText of Large Financial Institution Rating System'' relating to the description of the conditionally meets expectation rating. This document corrects those typographical errors.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
NARA gives public notice that it proposes to request an extension of an approved information collection, Identification Card Request (now being renamed Facility Access Media (FAM) Request to comply with changes in Government-wide terminology), NA Form 6006. The form is used by all individuals requesting recurring access to non- public areas of NARA's facilities and IT network. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
The Committee is proposing to deletes product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and product(s) and service(s) previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
This action adds product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) and service(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Certain Pickup Truck Folding Bed Cover Systems and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 7, 2018, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Extang Corporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Laurmark Enterprises, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Amendments to the complaint were filed on February 1, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain pickup truck folding bed cover systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of: the claim of U.S. Patent No. D620,877 (``the '877 patent''); certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,188,888 (``the '888 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,484,788 (``the '788 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,061,758 (``the '758 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,182,021 (``the '021 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,690,224 (``the '224 patent''); and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,104,393 (``the '393 trademark'') and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 3,904,016 (``the '016 trademark''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. A motion for temporary relief filed concurrently with the complaint and amended on February 1, 2019, requests that the Commission issue a temporary exclusion order and temporary cease and desist orders prohibiting the importation into and the sale within the United States after importation of certain pickup truck folding bed cover systems and components thereof during the course of the Commission's investigation.
Agricultural Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC or Committee) and also inviting the submission of potential topics for discussion at future Committee meetings. The AAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Technology Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on March 27, 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; and hear about research findings on automated orders in the futures and options markets from the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight.
Program for Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Pursuant to Rule 17d-2; Notice of Filing and Order Approving and Declaring Effective an Amendment to the Plan for the Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Among NYSE American LLC, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., the Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc., Cboe C2 Exchange, Inc., Cboe Exchange, Inc., Nasdaq ISE, LLC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., NYSE Arca, Inc., The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, BOX Exchange LLC, NASDAQ BX, Inc., NASDAQ PHLX LLC, Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC, Nasdaq GEMX, LLC, Nasdaq MRX, LLC, MIAX PEARL, LLC, and MIAX Emerald, LLC Concerning Options-Related Sales Practice Matters
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1029, Amendment No. 4
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of March 12, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2018. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1029 for the TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System.
Prohibiting Persons With Certain Criminal Convictions From Serving as Representative Payees
We are finalizing our proposed regulations on conducting background checks to prohibit persons convicted of certain crimes from serving as representative payees under the Social Security Act (Act), as required by the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018.
Meeting of Humanities Panel
The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold twenty- seven meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during March and April 2019. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965.
American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act; Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy
Due to the lapse of appropriation between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019, the Commission has changed certain dates announced in its notice of investigation and hearing published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2018 (83 FR 50687, October 9, 2018); see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Information Collection: NRC Form 396, “Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee”
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 396, ``Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 398, “Personal Qualification Statement-Licensee”
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 398, ``Personal Qualification StatementLicensee.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 664, General Licensee Registration
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 664, General Licensee Registration.''
U.S.-UK Trade Agreement: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-free Treatment for Currently Dutiable Imports
Due to the lapse of appropriation between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019, the Commission has changed certain dates announced in its notice of investigation and hearing for these investigations: (i) It has extended the deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing from January 10, 2019 to February 14, 2019; (ii) it has extended the deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements from January 14, 2019 to February 19, 2019; (iii) it has rescheduled the public hearing from January 31, 2019 to March 6, 2019; (iv) it has extended the deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and all other written submissions from February 11, 2019 to March 18, 2019; and (v) it will transmit its report to the USTR by June 12, 2019 instead of by May 8, 2019.
Pasta From Italy and Turkey; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
U.S.-EU Trade Agreement: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Currently Dutiable Imports
Due to the lapse of appropriation between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019, the Commission has extended the deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and all other written submissions from January 4, 2019 to February 13, 2019, and it will transmit its report to the USTR by April 23, 2019 instead of by March 19, 2019.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Meeting
We are announcing an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan.
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee Meeting (NISPPAC)
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulation we announce the following committee meeting.
Filing Dates for the Pennsylvania Special Election in the 12th Congressional District
Pennsylvania has scheduled a special general election on May 21, 2019, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 12th Congressional District vacated by Representative Thomas A. Marino. Political committees participating in the Pennsylvania special general election are required to file pre- and post-election reports. The Commission is not requiring pre-election reports for candidates and committees involved in the special nominating caucuses due to time constraints.
Jurisdictional Separations and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board
In this document, the Commission amends its part 36 jurisdictional separations rules by extending for up to six years the freeze of separations category relationships and allocation factors that it originally adopted in 2001. As a result, the freeze will remain in effect until the earlier of December 31, 2024, or the completion of comprehensive reform of the part 36 jurisdictional separations rules. The Commission also amends its part 36 jurisdictional separations rules by providing rate-of-return carriers that elected to freeze their separations category relationships in 2001 a one-time opportunity to unfreeze and update those relationships so that they can categorize their costs based on current circumstances.
Risk Mitigation Techniques for Uncleared Security-Based Swaps
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is proposing rules that would require the application of specific risk mitigation techniques to portfolios of security-based swaps not submitted for clearing. In particular, the proposal would establish requirements for each registered security-based swap dealer (``SBS dealer'') and each registered major security-based swap participant (``major SBS participant'') (each SBS dealer and each major SBS participant hereafter referred to as an ``SBS Entity'' and together referred to as ``SBS Entities'') with respect to, among other things, reconciling outstanding security-based swaps with applicable counterparties on a periodic basis, engaging in certain forms of portfolio compression exercises, as appropriate, and executing written security-based swap trading relationship documentation with each of its counterparties prior to, or contemporaneously with, executing a security-based swap transaction. In addition, the Commission is proposing an interpretation to address the application of the portfolio reconciliation, portfolio compression, and trading relationship documentation requirements to cross-border security-based swap activities and is proposing to amend Rule 3a71-6 to address the potential availability of substituted compliance in connection with those requirements. Moreover, the proposed rules would make corresponding changes to the recordkeeping, reporting, and notification requirements applicable to SBS Entities. Finally, the Commission is requesting comment on how certain aspects of the proposed rules address how a security-based swap data repository (``SDR'') could potentially satisfy its obligation to verify the terms of each security-based swap with both counterparties to the transaction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On September 28, 2018, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic and Foreign Offices (FFIEC 031), the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only (FFIEC 041), and the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only and Total Assets Less Than $1 Billion (FFIEC 051), which are currently approved collections of information. The Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income are commonly referred to as Call Reports. In addition, the FFIEC requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), which are currently approved collections of information. The Board published this proposal on behalf of the agencies. Also, the agencies requested public comment for 60 days on proposals to revise and extend the Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030), the Abbreviated Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030S), and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), which are currently approved collections of information. The comment period for the September 2018 notice ended on November 27, 2018. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the proposals, the FFIEC and agencies will proceed with the proposed reporting revisions to and extensions of the FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, FFIEC 051, FFIEC 002, FFIEC 002S, FFIEC 030, FFIEC 030S, and FFIEC 101, as originally proposed, with some modification to the FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041. These proposed revisions generally address the revised accounting for credit losses under the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, ``Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments'' (ASU 2016-13). This proposal also includes regulatory capital reporting changes related to implementing the agencies' recent final rule on the implementation and capital transition for the current expected credit losses methodology (CECL). In addition, this notice includes other revisions to the Call Reports and the FFIEC 101 resulting from two sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), effective upon enactment on May 24, 2018, that affect the information reported in these reports and for which the agencies submitted emergency review requests to OMB that OMB has approved. The proposed revisions related to ASU 2016-13 would begin to take effect March 31, 2019, for reports with quarterly report dates and December 31, 2019, for reports with an annual report date, with later effective dates for certain respondents. In addition, the agencies are giving notice they are sending the collections to OMB for review.
Electronic Delivery of MVPD Communications; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative
In this document, the Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) extends the deadlines for comment on an industry proposal to revise the carriage election notice process.