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

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DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc., et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-31938
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2
Document Number: 2016-31931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-96, issued to the Tennessee Valley Authority, for operation of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 2. The proposed amendment would revise the WBN, Unit 2, Cyber Security Plan (CSP) Implementation Schedule for Milestone 8 and would revise the associated license condition in the Facility Operating License. Because the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems; Customized Postage Products
Document Number: 2016-31856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service proposes to amend its Postage Evidencing Systems regulations to add standardized requirements for the authorization to produce Customized Postage products, a Special Service approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. Customized Postage products are provided through authorized Postage Evidencing System manufacturer-distributors or through companies affiliated with authorized Postage Evidencing System manufacturer-distributors and approved by the Postal Service. During the development of this service, the requirements for authorization to produce Customized Postage products have been described in Federal Register notices and in individual approval letters issued to providers. These amendments would give regulatory form to the existing requirements for authorization to produce Customized Postage products, and incorporate procedures for the protection of Postal Service business interests.
Requests for Approving Certain Alternative Methods for Computing Withdrawal Liability; Settlement of Withdrawal and Mass Withdrawal Liability
Document Number: 2016-31715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This is a request for information (RFI) to inform PBGC on issues arising from arrangements between employers and multiemployer plans involving an alternative ``two-pool'' withdrawal liability method. PBGC seeks information from the general public and all interested stakeholders, including multiemployer plan participants and beneficiaries, organizations serving or representing retirees and other such individuals, multiemployer plan sponsors and professional advisors, contributing employers, unions, and other interested parties about these arrangements, including the various forms these arrangements may take, the terms and conditions that apply to new and existing contributing employers who enter into such arrangements, and the benefits and risks these arrangements may present to multiemployer plans and their participants, employers, the multiemployer pension insurance program, and other stakeholders in the multiemployer system.
International Mailing Services: Mailing Services Price Changes
Document Number: 2016-31525
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 17, 2016, the Postal Service published a notice of proposed price adjustments to reflect a notice of price adjustments filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC has found that price adjustments contained in the Postal Service's notice may go into effect on January 22, 2017. The Postal Service will revise Notice 123, Price List to reflect the new prices.
Eligibility and Standards for Peace Corps Volunteer Service
Document Number: 2016-30442
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps issues this final rule to restate and update the requirements for eligibility for Peace Corps Volunteer service, and the factors considered in the assessment and selection of eligible applicants for training and service. The requirements and factors for eligibility and selection were last published in 1984. A revision of the regulation is necessary to conform to changes in Federal laws and regulations, particularly with respect to those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, and to reflect policy changes made by the Peace Corps.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2016-31914
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2016-31913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Public Hearing
Document Number: 2016-31912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Such projects are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 9, 2017, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects. The deadline for the submission of written comments is February 13, 2017.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2016-31892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Morgan Stanley ETF Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2016-31860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
International Product Change-Global Expedited Package Services-Non-Published Rates
Document Number: 2016-31854
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
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 Non-Published Rates 11 (GEPS-NPR 11) to the Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2016-31850
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule's Competitive Products List.
C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2016-31846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
IoT Home Inspector Challenge
Document Number: 2016-31731
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution (``tool'') that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the Internet of Things (``IoT'') devices in their homes. The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords. The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017.
United States Section: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for Rehabilitation of the Levee System in the Tijuana River Flood Control Project
Document Number: 2016-31616
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Final Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508); and the United States Section, Operational Procedures for Implementing Section 102 of NEPA, published in the Federal Register September 2, 1981, (46 FR 44083); the United States Section hereby gives notice that the Draft Environmental Assessment for Rehabilitation of the Levee System in the Tijuana River Flood Control Project is available. An environmental impact statement will not be prepared unless additional information which may affect this decision is brought to our attention within 30-days from the date of this Notice.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-31879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-31878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Stainless Steel Plate From Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan; Determinations
Document Number: 2016-31837
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
University of Maryland; Maryland University Training Reactor
Document Number: 2016-31815
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31812
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31800
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31786
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31783
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Judicial Conference of the United States, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31770
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31767
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
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)
Document Number: 2016-31685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31529
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31521
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Humanities
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
Document Number: 2016-31465
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31464
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31450
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31412
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2016-31397
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.