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

Regular Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 2014-28262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28258
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Board of Governors; Meeting; Teleconference
Document Number: 2014-28198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-28159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
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 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 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.
Request for Applications; Tribal Issues Advisory Group
Document Number: 2014-28155
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission has decided to establish a Tribal Issues Advisory Group as an ad hoc advisory group pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 995 and Rule 5.4 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Having adopted a formal charter for the Tribal Issues Advisory Group, the Commission is constituting the at-large voting membership of the advisory group under that charter. To be eligible to serve as an at- large voting member, an individual must have expertise, knowledge, and/ or experience in the issues considered by the Tribal Issues Advisory Group as indicated in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Commission hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to the at-large voting membership of the Tribal Issues Advisory Group to apply. Applications should be received by the Commission not later than January 9, 2015. Applications may be sent to the Commission as indicated in the ADDRESSES section below.
Applicability of ASME Code Case N-770-1, as Conditioned by Federal Regulation, to Branch Connection Butt Welds
Document Number: 2014-28122
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 23, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) 2014- XX. The purpose of this draft RIS is to inform addressees about reactor coolant system Alloy 82/182 branch connection dissimilar metal nozzle welds that may be of a butt weld configuration and therefore require inspection under the NRC's regulations. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on December 8, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2014-28119
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same, DN 3042; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section Sec. 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec. 210.8(b)).
GSA Labor-Management Relations Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28117
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA Labor-Management Relations Council (GLMRC) previously announced in its November 14, 2014 Federal Register notice that it planned to hold a meeting Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and Wednesday, December 3, 2014. That meeting is being cancelled. A new notice will be posted in the Federal Register announcing the date and time when rescheduled.
Procurement List: Addition and Deletion
Document Number: 2014-28116
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
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, and deletes a product from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agency.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2014-28115
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: 12/29/2014.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Europe Limited; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change to Finance Procedures
Document Number: 2014-28080
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fitness-for-Duty Programs for New Nuclear Power Plant Construction Sites
Document Number: 2014-28063
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-5036, ``Fitness-for-Duty [FFD] Programs at New Reactor Construction Sites.'' This DG provides new guidance for implementing fitness for duty requirements at nuclear power plant construction sites.
Notice of Publication of Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Annual Report and Three-Year Plan
Document Number: 2014-28058
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2014-28046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule
Document Number: 2014-28000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC is proposing further amendments to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (``Rule'' or ``Used Car Rule'') that would require dealers to indicate on the Buyers Guide whether they obtained a vehicle history report, and, if so, to provide a copy of the report to consumers who request it; revise the Buyers Guide statement describing the meaning of an ``As Is'' sale in which a dealer offers a vehicle for sale without a warranty; and move boxes to the front of the Buyers Guide for dealers to indicate whether non-dealer warranties apply to a vehicle. Based on the FTC's review of the public comments, the Commission proposes these amendments to promote consumer access to vehicle history information, to clarify the meaning of ``As Is'' in the sale of used vehicles without warranties, and to make disclosures concerning non-dealer warranties more prominent. The FTC is not adopting any final amendments to the Used Car Rule at this time. It continues to consider comments submitted in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPRM'') published in December 2012 and seeks additional comments in this SNPRM.
Low Power Television Digital Rules
Document Number: 2014-27895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on a number of issues involving low power television (LPTV) and TV translator stations including measures to facilitate the final conversion of LPTV and TV translator stations to digital service and consider additional means to mitigate the potential impact of the incentive auction and the repacking process on LPTV and TV translator stations to help preserve the important services they provide.
The Commission's Rules To Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
Document Number: 2014-26062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission seeks comment on whether to retain the ``personal use'' restriction for Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters.
The Commission's Rules To Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
Document Number: 2014-26061
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Order on Reconsideration, the Commission addresses two Petitions for Reconsideration of the technical rules adopted in the Signal Boosters Report and Order, granting one petition and granting the other in part.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-28095
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2014-28092
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting Postponement
Document Number: 2014-28061
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, NASA announces a postponement of the previously announced meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting had been scheduled to be held on December 2 and 3, 2014. The meeting is being postponed by NASA due to exceptional circumstances and schedule conflicts of the NASA top leadership. The latter's attendance is required during this period for the NASA Senior Management Council meeting and final countdown preparations for launch of the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) on December 4, 2014, at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting Postponement
Document Number: 2014-28060
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, NASA announces a postponement of the previously announced meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting had been scheduled to be held on December 8 and 9, 2014. The meeting is being postponed by NASA due to exceptional circumstances and schedule conflicts of the NASA top leadership in connection with post-launch programmatic requirements of the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT- 1) on December 4, 2014, at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting Postponement
Document Number: 2014-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, NASA announces a postponement of the previously announced meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The meeting was originally announced in the Federal Register on November 14, 2014. The meeting had been scheduled to be held December 1-3, 2014. The meeting is being postponed by NASA due to exceptional circumstances and schedule conflicts of the NASA top leadership. The latter's attendance is required during this period for the NASA Senior Management Council meeting and final countdown preparations for launch of the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) on December 4, 2014, at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Advanced Light-Water Reactor Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Document Number: 2014-28047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this notice for use of and requesting public comment on its draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/COL-ISG-028, ``Assessing the Technical Adequacy of the Advanced Light-Water Reactor Probabilistic Risk Assessment for the Design Certification Application and Combined License Application.'' The purpose of this ISG would be to provide guidance for assessing the technical adequacy of the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) needed for advanced light-water reactor (ALWR) design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications. This guidance would only address the typical conditions for the DC and COL application.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2014-28036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
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 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 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.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2014-28002
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission to OMB for Review; General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision
Document Number: 2014-27997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding Implementation of Information Technology Security Provision. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 54722 on September 12, 2014. No comments were received.
SJI Board of Directors Meeting, Notice
Document Number: 2014-27993
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: State Justice Institute, Agencies and Commissions
The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Judicial Council of California. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 1st quarter of FY 2015, and other business. All portions of this meeting are open to the public.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-27984
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
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 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 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
Document Number: 2014-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
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 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 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.
Lattice Strategies, LLC, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order that would permit (a) 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 rather than at net asset value (``NAV''); (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days after 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.
Advanced Series Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27981
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order that would permit them to enter into and materially amend subadvisory agreements with Non-Affiliated Sub-Advisors (as defined below) and Wholly-Owned Sub-Advisors (as defined below) without shareholder approval and would grant relief from certain disclosure requirements. The requested order would supersede a prior order that granted exemptive relief from section 15(a) of the Act and rule 18f-2 under the Act solely with respect to Non-Affiliated Sub- Advisors (``Prior Order'').\1\
BlackRock, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2014-27980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicants request an order to exempt certain investment vehicles formed for the benefit of eligible employees of BlackRock, Inc. and its affiliates (``Partnerships'') from certain provisions of the Act. Each Partnership will be an ``employees' securities company'' within the meaning of section 2(a)(13) of the Act. Applicants: BlackRock, Inc. (``BlackRock''), BlackRock Energy Opportunity (Employees) Fund, L.P. (the ``Energy Fund''), Vesey Street Employee Fund IV, L.P. (the ``Vesey Street Fund''), BlackRock Energy Opportunity Fund GP, LLC (the ``Energy Fund GP''), BlackRock DivPEP IV, LLC (the ``Vesey Street Fund GP''), BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. (``BCM''), and BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (``BIM'').
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-27969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') announce a series of outreach meetings on the Agencies' interagency effort to review their regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA'').
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2014-27968
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning transfer of First Class Mail Parcels to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2014-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Assessments
Document Number: 2014-27941
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC is amending its regulations to revise the ratios and ratio thresholds for capital evaluations used in its risk-based deposit insurance assessment system to conform to the prompt corrective action capital (PCA) ratios and ratio thresholds adopted by the FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the Federal banking agencies); revise the assessment base calculation for custodial banks to conform to the asset risk weights adopted by the Federal banking agencies; and require all highly complex institutions to measure counterparty exposure for deposit insurance assessment purposes using the Basel III standardized approach credit equivalent amount for derivatives (with modifications for certain cash collateral) and the Basel III standardized approach exposure amount for securities financing transactionssuch as repo-style transactions, margin loans and similar transactionsas adopted by the Federal banking agencies.