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Compliance Date for Form 10-D Hyperlink Requirements
Document Number: 2017-26982
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is publishing this document to inform the public that it has set a compliance date for its previously-adopted exhibit hyperlinking requirements for Form 10-Ds that require hyperlinks to any exhibits filed with Form ABS-EE. The Commission on March 1, 2017 required registrants that file registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements under Item 601 of Regulation S-K, or that file Forms F-10 or 20-F, to include a hyperlink to each exhibit listed in the exhibit index of these filings, but deferred setting a compliance date with respect to any Form 10-D that will require hyperlinks to any exhibits filed with Form ABS-EE until the Commission announced that technical programming changes to allow issuers to include Form 10-D and Form ABS-EE in a single submission had been completed, and published a notification of the compliance date for Form 10-D in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-26981
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is submitting a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). This information collection is part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on the agency's service delivery. SBA previously published a 60-day notice soliciting public comment on the proposed information collection. This 30-day notice, as required by the PRA, provides an additional opportunity for public comment on the Generic ICR.
Notice of Termination of Receivership of 10485, Bank of Wausau, Wausau, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2017-26980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2017-26973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Meetings of Humanities Panel
Document Number: 2017-26965
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold three meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during January, 2018. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2017-26962
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Reporting Requirements Associated with Regulation XX Concentration Limit (FR XX) and Financial Company (as defined) Report of Consolidated Liabilities (FR XX-1) (OMB No. 7100-0363).
Revision to Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act Regulation
Document Number: 2017-26954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act (CGBPA or the Act) adopted as a consumer product safety rule, the child-resistance requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers published in the ASTM voluntary standard, Standard Specification for Determination of Child Resistance of Portable Fuel Containers for Consumer Use, ASTM F2517-05. ASTM F2517 was revised in 2015. These revisions became law under the Act, which the Commission codified through a direct final rule in 2015. On November 13, 2017, the Commission received notice from ASTM that a revision to ASTM F2517 was published in November 2017. In this direct final rule the Commission reviews and evaluates the revised ASTM F2517, finding that the revisions carry out the purposes of the CGBPA's requirements. Accordingly, the 2017 revisions to the child- resistance requirements will be automatically incorporated and apply as the statutorily mandated standard for closures on portable gasoline containers. This direct final rule updates the Commission's regulation to reflect that the requirements for closures on portable gasoline containers must meet the requirements in ASTM F2517-17.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-26945
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-26944
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems
Document Number: 2017-26943
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission's Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz bands for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems Report and Order's (Order) modified rules for the operation of an Ancillary Terrestrial Component. This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-26941
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment
Document Number: 2017-26940
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) eliminates historic preservation review of replacement utility poles that support communications equipment, subject to conditions that ensure no effects on historic properties. The Commission also consolidates historic preservation requirements in a single new rule.
Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk; U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banking Organizations
Document Number: 2017-26923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') is requesting comment on proposed changes to part II of the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk (``PSR policy'') related to procedures for determining the net debit cap and maximum daylight overdraft capacity of a U.S. branch or agency of a foreign banking organization (``FBO''). Under the PSR policy, an FBO's strength of support assessment (``SOSA'') ranking can affect its eligibility for a positive net debit cap, the size of its net debit cap, and its eligibility to request a streamlined procedure to obtain maximum daylight overdraft capacity. Additionally, an FBO that is a financial holding company (``FHC'') can generally receive a higher net debit cap than an FBO that is not an FHC, and is generally eligible to request a streamlined procedure to obtain maximum daylight overdraft capacity. The proposed changes to the PSR policy would remove references to the SOSA ranking; remove references to FBOs' FHC status; and adopt alternative methods for determining an FBO's eligibility for a positive net debit cap, the size of its net debit cap, and its eligibility to request a streamlined procedure to obtain maximum daylight overdraft capacity. The Board recognizes that the proposed changes would reduce net debit caps for some FBOs, but the Board believes that the adjusted FBO net debit caps would be better tailored to FBOs' actual usage of intraday credit and would not constrain FBOs' U.S. operations.
Investment Company Reporting Modernization
Document Number: 2017-26922
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is adopting a temporary final rule that requires funds in larger fund groups to maintain in their records the information that is required to be included in Form N-PORT, in lieu of filing reports with the Commission, until April 2019. As a result, larger funds groups will be required to begin submitting reports on Form N-PORT on the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (``EDGAR'') system by April 30, 2019, and smaller fund groups will be required to begin submitting reports on Form N-PORT by April 30, 2020. The information that funds in larger fund groups maintain in their records will be subject to examination by the Commission. In addition, the Commission is delaying the rescission of current Form N-Q and delaying the effectiveness of certain amendments to other rules and forms.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26908
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-26905
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Representation-Case Procedures
Document Number: 2017-26904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) is seeking information from the public regarding its representation election regulations (the Election Regulations), with a specific focus on amendments to the Board's representation case procedures adopted by the Board's final rule published on December 15, 2014 (the Election Rule or Rule). As part of its ongoing efforts to more effectively administer the National Labor Relations Act (the Act or the NLRA) and to further the purposes of the Act, the Board has an interest in reviewing the Election Rule to evaluate whether the Rule should be: Retained without change, retained with modifications, or rescinded, possibly while making changes to the prior Election Regulations that were in place before the Rule's adoption. Regarding these questions, the Board believes it will be helpful to solicit and consider public responses to this request for information.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-26902
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26920
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Initiation of Periodic Review of High Performance Building Certification Systems
Document Number: 2017-26888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is initiating its high-performance building certification systems review, required every five years by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. GSA will identify a system(s) and certification level that ``will be most likely to encourage a comprehensive and environmentally sound approach'' to the certification of high-performance Federal buildings.
PNC Capital Advisors, LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-26885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-26884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4339-DR), dated 11/02/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/17/2017 through 11/15/2017.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2017-26883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2017-26881
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4339-DR), dated 09/20/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/17/2017 through 11/15/2017.
Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-26869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the TAC will: (1) Discuss the scope, plan, and approach for the Committee's efforts in 2018; (2) explore timely topics and issues involving financial technology in CFTC regulated markets, potentially including blockchain/DLT, data standardization and analytics, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and RegTech; and (3) identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues.
Assessment and Apportionment of Administrative Expenses
Document Number: 2017-26835
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) issued a direct final rule adopting technical amendments to eliminate language that is obsolete, confusing, and unnecessary to determine the annual assessment amount of Farm Credit System institutions. In accordance with the law, the effective date of the rule is no earlier than 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session.