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Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22862
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-22849
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act and Adjustment of Amounts for 2017
Document Number: 2017-22847
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has adopted as final the interim final rule concerning adjustments to civil monetary penalties within its jurisdiction for inflation. The interim rule was published on June 26, 2017, and applied a new methodology to calculate civil monetary penalties as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, starting with an initial adjustment to previous unadjusted penalty amounts. The changes in the interim final rule made final by this rule are effective October 20, 2017 and applicable as of August 25, 2017. In addition, this final rule provides for 2017 inflation adjustments of monetary penalties amounts required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Procurement List; Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions
Document Number: 2017-22823
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product and service previously furnished by such agencies.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-22820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, Proposed Collection: Museums for All Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2017-22819
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces that the following information collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Georgia
Document Number: 2017-22810
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
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 state of Georgia (FEMA-4338-DR), dated 09/28/2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/07/2017 through 09/20/2017.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Texas
Document Number: 2017-22809
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
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 State of Texas (FEMA- 4332-DR), dated 09/04/2017. Incident: Hurricane Harvey. Incident Period: 08/23/2017 through 09/15/2017.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of Texas
Document Number: 2017-22808
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-4332-DR), dated 08/25/2017. Incident: Hurricane Harvey. Incident Period: 08/23/2017 through 09/15/2017.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2017-22805
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
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 State of Florida (FEMA-4337-DR), dated 09/21/2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/04/2017 and continuing.
International Product Change-GEPS 9 Contracts
Document Number: 2017-22786
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Global Expedited Package Services 9 to the Competitive Products List.
Modernizing Common Carrier Rules
Document Number: 2017-22770
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted a Report and Order that eliminates certain rules from which the Commission has granted unconditional forbearance for all carriers, and eliminates references to telegraph service from certain sections of the Commission's rules. The Report and Order updates our rules to remove outmoded regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that no longer reflect current requirements or technology. In so doing, we further our goals of reducing regulatory burdens, eliminating unnecessary rule provisions, and making the agency as efficient and effective as possible.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of California
Document Number: 2017-22764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4344-DR), dated 10/12/ 2017. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 10/08/2017 and continuing.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of California
Document Number: 2017-22763
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4344-DR), dated 10/12/ 2017. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 10/08/2017 and continuing.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Document Number: 2017-22761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Seminole Tribe of Florida (FEMA-4341-DR), dated 09/27/2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/04/2017 through 10/04/2017.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of California
Document Number: 2017-22760
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4344-DR), dated 10/12/ 2017. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 10/08/2017 and continuing.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-22746
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22737
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Assessment and Apportionment of Administrative Expenses
Document Number: 2017-22721
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) issues this 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Federal Acquisition Regulation Buy American, Trade Agreements, and Duty-Free Entry
Document Number: 2017-22717
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for revision and an extension to existing OMB clearances regarding the Buy American statute, Trade Agreements, and duty-free entry. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 82 FR 35528 on July 31, 2017. No comments were received.
Promoting Technological Solutions to Combat Contraband Wireless Devices in Correctional Facilities
Document Number: 2017-22635
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (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 Report and Order, FCC 17-25. This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval of the information collection requirement and the relevant effective date of the rules.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22794
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2017-22697
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on September 20, 2017. The document issued New Privacy Act Regulations.
National Environmental Policy Act Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2017-22696
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on September 29, 2017. The document issued New National Environmental Policy Act Regulations.
Revision of the Guidance Document for Alternative Disposal Requests
Document Number: 2017-22694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comment on the draft revision to its guidance document for alternative disposal requests entitled, ``Guidance for the Reviews of Proposed Disposal Procedures and Transfers of Radioactive Material Under 10 CFR 20.2002 and 10 CFR 40.13(a).''
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of California
Document Number: 2017-22673
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4344-DR), dated 10/12/2017. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 10/08/2017 and continuing.
Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design and Construction)
Document Number: 2017-22670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 5 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.28, ``Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design and Construction).'' This regulatory guide (RG 1.28) updates the guidance to endorse, with clarification or exceptions, multiple revisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard NQA-1 titled ``Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.'' The proposed revision describes methods that the NRC considers acceptable for establishing and implementing a quality assurance (QA) program for the design and construction of nuclear power plants and fuel reprocessing plants.
Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22666
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Export-Import Bank, Agencies and Commissions
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary to determine eligibility of the export sales for insurance coverage. The Report of Premiums Payable for Financial Institutions Only is used to determine the eligibility of the shipment(s) and to calculate the premium due to Ex-Im Bank for its support of the shipment(s) under its insurance program. Export-Import Bank customers will be able to submit this form on paper or electronically. By neutralizing the effect of export credit support offered by foreign governments and by absorbing credit risks that the private sector will not accept, EXIM enables U.S. exporters to compete fairly in foreign markets on the basis of price and product. Under the Working Capital Guarantee Program, EXIM provides repayment guarantees to lenders on secured, short-term working capital loans made to qualified exporters. The guarantee may be approved for a single loan or a revolving line of credit. In the event that a buyer defaults on a transaction insured by EXIM, the insured exporter or lender may seek payment by the submission of a claim.
Brass Sheet and Strip From France, Germany, Italy, and Japan; Determinations
Document Number: 2017-22653
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor and Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Certain Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2017-22652
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') has determined to review in part the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') finding in part a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the above- referenced investigation on August 10, 2017. The Commission requests certain briefing from the parties on the issues under review, as indicated in this notice. The Commission also requests briefing from the parties and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22651
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: RUIA Claims Notification and Verification System; OMB 3220-0171. Section 5(b) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), requires that effective January 1, 1990, when a claim for benefits is filed with the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), the RRB shall provide notice of the claim to the claimant's base year employer(s) to provide them an opportunity to submit information relevant to the claim before making an initial determination. If the RRB determines to pay benefits to the claimant under the RUIA, the RRB shall notify the base-year employer(s). The purpose of the RUIA Claims Notification and Verification System is to provide two notices, pre-payment Form ID-4K, Prepayment Notice of Employees' Applications and Claims for Benefits Under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, and post-payment Form ID-4E, Notice of RUIA Claim Determination. Prepayment Form ID-4K provides notice to a claimant's base-year employer(s), of each unemployment application and unemployment and sickness claim filed for benefits under the RUIA and provides the employer an opportunity to convey information relevant to the proper adjudication of the claim. The railroad employer can elect to receive Form ID-4K by one of three options: A computer-generated paper notice, by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), or online via the RRB's Employer Reporting System (ERS). The railroad employer can respond to the ID-4K notice by telephone, manually by mailing a completed ID-4K back to the RRB, or electronically via EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes to replace using EDI with the use of secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which is the standard network protocol used for transferring files between a railroad employer and the RRB. The RRB proposes no changes to the other versions of the ID-4K. Once the RRB determines to pay a claim post-payment Form Letter ID- 4E, Notice of RUIA Claim Determination, is used to notify the base-year employer(s). This gives the employer a second opportunity to challenge the claim for benefits. The ID-4E mainframe-generated paper notice, EDI, and Internet versions are transmitted on a daily basis, generally on the same day that the claims are approved for payment. Railroad employers who are mailed Form ID-4E are instructed to write if they want a reconsideration of the RRB's determination to pay. Employers who receive the ID-4E electronically, may file a reconsideration request by completing the ID-4E by either EDI or ERS. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes to replace using EDI with the use of secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The RRB proposes no changes to the other versions of the ID-4E.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-22647
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights; OMB 3220-0016. Under Section 2(e)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an age and service annuity, spouse annuity, or divorced spouse annuity cannot be paid unless the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has evidence that the applicant has ceased railroad employment and relinquished rights to return to the service of a railroad employer. Under Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA, earnings deductions are required for each month an annuitant works in certain non-railroad employment termed Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment. Normally, the employee, spouse, or divorced spouse relinquishes rights and certifies that employment has ended as part of the annuity application process. However, this is not always the case. In limited circumstances, the RRB utilizes Form G-88, Certification of Termination of Service and Relinquishment of Rights, to obtain an applicant's report of termination of employment and relinquishment of rights. One response is required of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 37133 on August 8, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-22646
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Update to Product Lists
Document Number: 2017-22645
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is updating the product lists. This action reflects a publication policy adopted by Commission order. The referenced policy assumes periodic updates. The updates are identified in the body of this document. The product lists, which are re-published in its entirety, include these updates.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22690
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22661
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Request To Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount, Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, Request To Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form
Document Number: 2017-22640
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the Award Transfer forms: Request to Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount, Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, Request to Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form. These forms enable AmeriCorps members and recipients to meet the legal requirements of the award transfer process. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this Notice. Copies of this information collection request, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Nahid Jarrett, at 202-606-6753 or email to njarrett@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-22636
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
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 (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 Commission 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 Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-22634
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
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 (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.