Agencies and Commissions March 29, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-06328
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06299
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
Deletion of Items From Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06297
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider an Order adopting a Consent Decree which resolves issues regarding potential violations of the Commission's rules and grants the license renewal application of WLPC-CD. 2 Media................... Title: Application of Razorcake/ Gorsky Press, Inc. For a New LPFM Station at Pasadena, California. Summary: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order concerning the denial of objections to an application for a construction permit for a new LPFM station. 3 Media................... Title: Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, Applications for a Construction Permit and Covering License for Noncommercial Educational Station DKJPT(FM) at Colfax, California. Summary: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration concerning the dismissal of the licensee's Application for Review seeking reinstatement of the station's license.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-06285
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-06222
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
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), 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 Office of Management and Budget (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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-06197
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0049: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters
Document Number: 2017-06182
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed extension of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on requirements related to requests for, and the issuance of, exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters.
Recommended Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations
Document Number: 2017-06177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.36, ``Recommended Practice for Dealing with Outlying Observations.'' This RG is being withdrawn because guidance for licensees to develop written procedures describing statistical analyses of nuclear material accounting data, specifically when dealing with outlying observations in samples and for testing their statistical significance, is no longer needed.
Revisions to the Requirements for Authority To Manufacture and Distribute Postage Evidencing Systems
Document Number: 2017-06167
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is making further revisions to the rules concerning PC postage payment methodology. This change adds supplementary information to clarify the revenue assurance requirements.
Notice to All Interested Parties of Intent To Terminate the Receivership of 10411, SunFirst Bank, St. George, Utah
Document Number: 2017-06166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Kansas Disaster Number KS-00099
Document Number: 2017-06156
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
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 Kansas (FEMA-4304-DR), dated 02/24/2017. Incident: Severe Winter Storm. Incident Period: 01/13/2017 through 01/16/2017.
Wyoming Disaster #WY-00038
Document Number: 2017-06154
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Wyoming (FEMA- 4306-DR), dated 03/21/2017. Incident: Severe Winter Storm and Straight-line Winds. Incident Period: 02/06/2017 through 02/07/2017. Effective Date: 03/21/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/22/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/21/2017.
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2017-06151
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-571-572 and 731-TA-1347- 1348 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, provided for in subheadings 3826.00.10 and 3826.00.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of Argentina and Indonesia. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by May 8, 2017. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 15, 2017.
Candidate Debates
Document Number: 2017-06150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Commission to reconsider its disposition of the Petition for Rulemaking filed by Level the Playing Field and to issue a new decision consistent with the Court's opinion. The Petition for Rulemaking asks the Commission to amend its regulation on candidate debates to revise the criteria governing the inclusion of candidates in presidential and vice presidential general election debates. In this supplement to the Notice of Disposition, as directed by the Court, the Commission provides further explanation of its decision to not initiate a rulemaking at this time.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-06146
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service; OMB 3220-0022. Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), provides unemployment benefits for qualified railroad employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day of unemployment in excess of four during a registration period (normally a period of 14 days). Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR 325. 20 CFR 321 provides for applying and filing claims for unemployment benefits electronically. The RRB utilizes the following forms to collect the information necessary to pay unemployment benefits. Form UI-1 (or its Internet equivalent, Form UI-1 (Internet)), Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for unemployment benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first registration. Completion of Form UI-1 or UI-1 (Internet) also registers an unemployment claimant for the RRB's employment service. The RRB also utilizes Form UI-3 (or its Internet equivalent Form UI-3 (Internet)), Claim for Unemployment Benefits, for use in claiming unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular registration period, normally a period of 14 days. Completion of Forms UI-1, UI-1 (Internet), UI-3, and UI-3 (Internet) is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of unemployment. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 5614 on January 18, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations
Document Number: 2017-06128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 13, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-4026, ``Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations,'' for a 60-day public comment period. However, the NRC staff is extending the public comment period from April 14, 2017 to May 31, 2017, based upon a letter from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) that requested additional time in order to perform a comprehensive review of the DG and to consolidate industry comments. This DG provides guidance to applicants for format and content of environmental reports (ERs) that are submitted as part of an applicant for a permit, license, or other authorization to site, construct, and/or operate a new nuclear power plant.
Securities Transaction Settlement Cycle
Document Number: 2017-06037
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is adopting an amendment to the Settlement cycle Rule (Rule 15c6-1(a)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from three business days after the trade date (``T+3'') to two business days after the trade date (``T+2'').