Agencies and Commissions January 13, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00875
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-00711
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-00705
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
North Carolina Disaster Number NC-00086
Document Number: 2017-00704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
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 State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated 11/10/2016. Incident: Hurricane Matthew. Incident Period: 10/04/2016 through 10/24/2016. Effective Date: 01/04/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/10/2017.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2017-00688
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting
Document Number: 2017-00687
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection associated with General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation clause 552.238-74, Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. GSA uses this information to collect the Industrial Funding Fee and administer the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program.
Duke Energy Progress; Combined License Applications for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2017-00685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 13, 2016, letter from Duke Energy Progress (DEP). On May 2, 2013, DEP requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 13, 2016, DEP requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements which, if granted, would allow them to revise their COL application for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant (Harris) Units 2 and 3 in order to address enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules by December 31, 2019, rather than by December 31, 2016, as the regulations currently require. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption to the EP update requirements until December 31, 2019, but stipulated that the updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application, or by December 31, 2019, whichever comes first.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Debris Screen Related Dimensions
Document Number: 2017-00683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment No. 63 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Certain Liquid Crystal Ewriters and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-00640
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 8, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Kent Displays, Inc. of Kent, Ohio. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain liquid crystal eWriters and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,351,506 (``the '506 patent'') and 8,947,604 (``the '604 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Softwood Lumber Products From Canada; Determinations
Document Number: 2017-00639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Solid Urea From Russia and Ukraine; Termination of Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2017-00638
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission instituted the subject five-year reviews in November 2016 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on solid urea from Russia and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On December 30, 2016, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the orders effective December 20, 2016, because the domestic interested parties did not participate in its sunset reviews (81 FR 96434). Accordingly, the subject reviews are terminated.
Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-00635
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Alan T. Waterman Award Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-00634
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-00633
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Guardian Variable Products Trust and Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2017-00628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Connect America Fund
Document Number: 2017-00598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on whether to expand the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) budget for rate-of-return carriers to provide additional funding with an associated increase in broadband deployment obligations.
1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-Review of Accounts Settlement in the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Radio Services
Document Number: 2017-00597
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to withdraw as an accounting authority and transition its functions and duties to private accounting authorities. The Commission seeks comment on a transition plan and a timetable to implement an orderly transition to the privatization of the accounts- settlement function.
Seamless Acceptance Program
Document Number: 2016-32057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to add the mail preparation requirements governing participation in the Seamless Acceptance Program.
Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act Implementation Order
Document Number: 2016-31703
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission amends its rules to update various sections implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to reflect changes in the law made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to making conforming edits to reflect existing Commission FOIA practice, to streamline the Commission's FOIA procedures, and to provide for clerical corrections.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2016-31500
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-95, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Prohibition on Reimbursement for Congressional Investigations and Inquiries
Document Number: 2016-31499
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 857 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. `Buck' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. This section provides additional requirements relative to the allowability of costs incurred by a contractor in connection with a Congressional investigation or inquiry.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
Document Number: 2016-31498
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement regulatory clarifications made by the Small Business Administration regarding the 8(a) program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements
Document Number: 2016-31497
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, that prohibits the use of funds, appropriated or otherwise made available, for a contract with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors to sign an internal confidentiality agreement that restricts such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated Government representative authorized to receive such information.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Acquisition Threshold for Special Emergency Procurement Authority
Document Number: 2016-31496
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to raise the simplified acquisition threshold for special emergency procurement authority.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Uniform Use of Line Items
Document Number: 2016-31495
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish uniform use of line items in Federal procurement.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95; Introduction
Document Number: 2016-31494
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.