University of Maryland; Maryland University Training Reactor
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-70, held by the University of Maryland (UMD or the licensee) for the continued operation of its Maryland University Training Reactor (MUTR or the facility) Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics (TRIGA) reactor for an additional 20 years.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; William States Lee III Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued combined licenses (Nos. NPF-101 and NPF-102) to Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) William States Lee III Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2. In addition, the NRC has prepared a Summary Record of Decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue the above-named combined licenses.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 6 to December 19, 2016. The last biweekly notice was published on December 20, 2016.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; William States Lee III Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a notice of intent to enter into a modified indemnity agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, (DEC) to operate William States Lee III Nuclear Station (WLS) Units 1 and 2. The NRC is required to publish notice of its intent to enter into an indemnity agreement which contains provisions different from the general form found in the NRC's regulations. A modification to the general form is necessary to accommodate the unique timing provisions of a combined license (COL).
Abbott Laboratories and St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Analysis to Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Federal Management Regulations; Transportation Prepayment Audit Requirements
GSA has issued a guidance for agencies and wholly-owned Government corporations, which provides a deadline to comply with recent regulatory changes that prohibit agencies from using prepayment auditors that have any affiliation with, or financial interest, in the transportation company (providing the transportation services) for which a prepayment audit is being conducted.
Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptdcy Procedure has been canceled: Bankruptcy Rules Hearing on January 24, 2017, in Pasadena, California. Announcement for this meeting was previously published in 81 FR 52713.
Type 2 Rate Adjustment
The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service notice announcing a Type 2 rate adjustment to improve default rates established under the Universal Postal Union Acts. The adjustment and other changes are scheduled to take effect February 1, 2017. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings 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.
Information Collection: NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, “Licensee Event Report”; Correction
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on November 30, 2016, regarding Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. This action is necessary to amend the annual responses and burden hours to include the burden and responses associated cyber security events.
International Product Change-Inbound PRIME Tracked Service Agreement
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add Inbound Market Dominant PRIME Tracked Service Agreement to the Market Dominant Product List.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments III)
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce commencement of a proceeding \1\ to determine reasonable royalty rates and terms for the recording of ephemeral copies of sound recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 112(e)(1) to facilitate digital audio transmissions of those sound recordings to business establishments pursuant to the limitation on exclusive rights specified by 17 U.S.C. 114(d)(1)(C)(iv). The royalty rates and terms the Judges determine in this proceeding will apply during the period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2023. The Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the accompanying $150 filing fee.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Update Contract Reporting Responsibilities
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to remove the section regarding contract reporting in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and to add a nonregulatory section in the General Services Acquisition Manual (GSAM).
Regulations Implementing the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016
On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') Improvement Act of 2016 (the ``FOIA Improvement Act''). Section 3 of the FOIA Improvement Act requires, that not later than 180 days after the date of its enactment, the head of each agency review and revise the agency's regulations to implement the FOIA Improvement Act's amendments. The FOIA Improvement Act specifically requires that the regulations of each agency include procedures for engaging in dispute resolution through the FOIA Public Liaison and the Office of Government Information Services. After undertaking a review of its FOIA regulations in accordance with Section 3 of the FOIA Improvement Act, NEH is revising its FOIA regulations to incorporate the statutory mandates.
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Taiwan Institution of a Five-Year Review
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on light- walled rectangular pipe and tube from Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Furfuryl Alcohol From China; Institution of a Five-Year Review
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Kewaunee Power Station. For this amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and safeguards information (SGI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Presentation of Evidence in Commission Proceedings; Correction
This document contains a correction to the effective date of the final rule published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2016, concerning Presentation of Evidence in Commission Proceedings.
Affirmative Action for Individuals With Disabilities in Federal Employment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) is issuing its final rule to amend the regulations that require federal agencies to engage in affirmative action for individuals with disabilities. These changes clarify the obligations that the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 imposes on federal agencies, as employers, that are over and above the obligation not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The regulation does not apply to the private sector or to state or local governments.
Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information Under the Freedom of Information Act; Amendments
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, CPSC, or we) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to update its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rule. We are proposing to revise the rule to conform to the amendments of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 FOIA) to the FOIA. The Commission also proposes to update the rule to reflect changes in Commission procedures, update Commission contact information, including current methods of submitting requests for records to the Commission, revise employee titles, and make various technical changes and corrections. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the rule.