Agencies and Commissions February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-04569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-04545
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-04489
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-04486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 USC Chapter 35).
Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council
Document Number: 2014-04459
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) IV will hold its second meeting. Votes are scheduled on reports for Working Group 3 on Emergency Alerting, Working Group 7 on Legacy Best Practices, and Working Group 9 on Infrastructure Sharing During Emergencies. In addition, Working Group 4 Cybersecurity Best Practices, will begin their work to recommend consensus-based best practices that implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2014-04434
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). 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 burden for 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 OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Re-Opening of Comment Period for Asset-Backed Securities Release
Document Number: 2014-04433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is re-opening the comment period on two releases, Asset-Backed Securities, Securities Act Release No. 33-9117 (Apr. 7, 2010), 75 FR 23328 (the ``2010 ABS Proposing Release'') and Re-Proposal of Shelf Eligibility Conditions for Asset-Backed Securities, Securities Act Release No. 33-9244 (July 26, 2011), 76 FR 47948 (the ``2011 ABS Re-Proposing Release''). The Commission is re-opening the comment period to permit interested persons to comment on an approach for the dissemination of potentially sensitive asset-level data. This approach is discussed in a staff memorandum included in the public comment file.
Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2014-04421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
On January 28, 2014, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking for public comment proposing to amend its regulations by relocating, consolidating, and modifying as necessary, certain Federal Housing Finance Board and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight regulations that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The proposed rule would also amend a definition within FHFA's Prudential Management and Operations Standards regulations and the introductory language to the standards themselves. The comment period for the proposed rule is set to expire on March 31, 2014 April 29, 2014. This document extends the comment period by an additional 45 days, through and including May 15, 2014, to allow the public additional time to comment on the proposed rule.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-04417
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2014-04412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities and, deletes products and services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must be Received on or Before: 3/31/2014.
Procurement List; Addition
Document Number: 2014-04411
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
License Exemption Request for Florida Power & Light Company Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-04409
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption in response to a March 22, 2013, request from Florida Power & Light Company for an exemption for the use of a different fuel rod cladding material (Optimized ZIRLO\TM\).
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2014-04401
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-04391
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order that permits: (a) Actively-managed series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (``Shares'') redeemable in large aggregations only (``Creation Units''); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days from the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares.
N.E.W. Plastics Corp.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-04380
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From China, South Africa, and Vietnam; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Antidumping Duty Orders on Uncovered Innerspring Units From China, South Africa, and Vietnam
Document Number: 2014-04337
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel From the Dominican Republic, Fifth Annual Review
Document Number: 2014-04334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has announced its schedule, including deadlines for filing written submissions, in connection with the preparation of its fifth annual review in investigation No. 332-503, Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic, Fifth Annual Review.
Technology Transitions; Connect America Fund
Document Number: 2014-04313
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts an experiment to test how tailored economic incentives can advance the deployment of next generation networks, both wireline and wireless, in rural, high-cost areas of the country, including Tribal lands. In this experiment, Connect America funding will be available to entities to deploy high-speed, scalable, IP-based networks.
Technology Transitions; Connect America Fund; Numbering Policies for Modern Communications
Document Number: 2014-04312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a number of discrete issues relating to the rural broadband experiments and on the appropriate budget and funding to support initiatives for the ongoing need for research into the future of telephone numbering. The purpose of these experiments is to speed market-driven technological transitions and innovations by preserving the core statutory vales that exist today.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Provo River Delta Restoration Project
Document Number: 2014-04311
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of the Interior, Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, as Joint Lead Agencies, have prepared and made available to the public a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that discloses the effects of the Provo River Delta Restoration Project (Project) which is a recovery action within the approved June Sucker Recovery Plan of 1999.
Delegations and Designations
Document Number: 2014-03295
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to correct citations and titles throughout. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. NASA's full plan can be accessed on the Agency's open Government Web site at http://www.nasa.gov/open/.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2014-04492
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2014-04491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04396
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2014-04325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A Petition for Reconsideration has been filed in the Commission's Rulemaking proceedings by Edward Czelada.
Notice of March 5 Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04316
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04306
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of two currently approved information collections. The first is an application that is submitted to a Presidential library to request the use of space in the library for a privately sponsored activity. The second is a voluntary survey of visitors to the public vaults, which is part of the National Archives Experience in Washington, DC. The information will be used to determine how the various components of the public vaults affect visitors' level of satisfaction with the public vaults and how effectively the venue communicates that records matter. The information will support adjustments in this offering that will improve the overall visitor experience. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; Scheduling of the Final Phase of an Antidumping Investigations
Document Number: 2014-04303
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping investigation Nos. 731-TA-1210-1212 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of less-than-fair-value imports from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam of welded stainless steel pressure pipe, provided for in in subheadings 7306.40.50 and 7306.40.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-04302
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of six amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Units 1, 2, and 3; Palisades Nuclear Plant; and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Notice of Permit Modification Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)
Document Number: 2014-04292
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of requests to modify permits issued to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of a requested permit modification.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From China
Document Number: 2014-04289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-04272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
CPSC Workshop on Potential Ways To Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Determinations Consistent With Assuring Compliance
Document Number: 2014-04265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, Commission, or we) staff is holding a workshop on potential ways to reduce third party testing costs through determinations consistent with assuring compliance. We invite interested parties to participate in or attend the workshop and to submit written comments.
Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-04264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
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 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communication 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 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 Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval
Document Number: 2014-04263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). 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 burden for 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 OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2014-04235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the FTC's enforcement of the information collection requirements in its ``Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Regulations'' (``RBP Rule''), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the risk-based pricing provisions (subpart H) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on August 31, 2014.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-04180
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) revises the current rule the NCPC follows for processing requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The revisions reorganize the rule to focus each section on a discrete topic. The revisions also incorporate new information in response to changes to the FOIA since NCPC's adoption of its current FOIA rule in 1982. Finally, the revisions decrease the cost charged for hard copies and increase the threshold dollar amount that must be reached before the NCPC charges members of the public a processing fee for information.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority to Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2014-03539
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This rule updates the security and revenue protection features of the Computerized Meter Resetting System (CMRS) and the PC postage payment methodology to reflect changes to the audit profession's reporting standards on controls at service organizations.
Prompt Corrective Action-Risk-Based Capital
Document Number: 2014-01702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is proposing to amend NCUA's regulations regarding prompt corrective action (PCA) to restructure the part, and make various revisions, including replacing the agency's current risk-based net worth requirements with new risk-based capital requirements for federally insured ``natural person'' credit unions. The proposed risk-based capital requirements would be more consistent with NCUA's risk-based capital measure for corporate credit unions and the regulatory risk-based capital measures used by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Office of the Comptroller of Currency (Other Federal Banking Regulatory Agencies). In addition, the proposed revisions would revise the risk- weights for many of NCUA's current asset classifications; require higher minimum levels of capital for federally insured natural person credit unions with concentrations of assets in real estate loans, member business loans (MBLs) or higher levels of delinquent loans; and set forth the process for NCUA to require an individual federally insured natural person credit union to hold higher levels of risk-based capital to address unique supervisory concerns raised by NCUA. The proposed revisions would also eliminate several of NCUA's provisions, including provisions relating to regular reserve accounts, risk- mitigation credits, and alternative risk-weights.
Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications; Framework for Next Generation 911 Deployment
Document Number: 2014-04230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts a Policy Statement expressing its belief that every CMRS carrier and every provider that enables a consumer to send text messages using numbers from the North American Numbering Plan should support text-to- 911 capabilities. The Commission intends to pursue a technologically- neutral approach that provides platform-independent norms for all stakeholders, based on high-level functional standards set by the relevant stakeholders in industry and the public safety community.
NASA FAR Supplement: Proposal Adequacy Checklist
Document Number: 2014-04210
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA has adopted as final, without change, a proposed rule amending the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require the submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04209
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs)