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

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Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-07650
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.
Distribution of 2015 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2017-07648
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2015 satellite royalty funds.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-07647
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Small Business Administration's intentions to request approval on a new and/or currently approved information collection.
Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs and Impacts on Technology Policy
Document Number: 2017-07645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
This workshop will focus on spectrum sharing radio receiver systems and will provide a forum for information exchange and the identification of relevant research and development opportunities.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-07644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-07632
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), 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: RUIA Investigations and Continuing Entitlement; OMB 3220-0025. Under Section 1(k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), unemployment and sickness benefits are not payable for any day remuneration is payable or accrues to the claimant. Also Section 4(a-1) of the RUIA provides that unemployment or sickness benefits are not payable for any day the claimant receives the same benefits under any law other than the RUIA. Under Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) regulation 20 CFR 322.4(a), a claimant's certification or statement on an RRB-provided claim form, that he or she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time lost, shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day(s), an investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. The RRB utilizes the following three forms to obtain information from railroad employers, nonrailroad employers, and claimants, that is needed to determine whether a claimed day(s) of unemployment or sickness were improperly or fraudulently claimed: Form ID-5i, Request for Employment Information; Form ID-5R (SUP), Report of Employees Paid RUIA Benefits for Every Day in Month Reported as Month of Creditable Service; and Form UI-48, Statement Regarding Benefits Claimed for Days Worked. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. To qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits payable under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), a railroad employee must have certain qualifying earnings in the applicable base year. In addition, to qualify for extended or accelerated benefits under Section 2 of the RUIA, a railroad employee who has exhausted his or her rights to normal benefits must have at least 10 years of railroad service (under certain conditions, military service may be credited as months of railroad service). Accelerated benefits are unemployment or sickness benefits that are payable to a railroad employee before the regular July 1 beginning date of a benefit year if an employee has 10 or more years of service and is not qualified for benefits in the current benefit year. During the RUIA claims review process, the RRB may determine that unemployment or sickness benefits cannot be awarded because RRB records show insufficient qualifying service and/or compensation. When this occurs, the RRB allows the claimant the opportunity to provide additional information if they believe that the RRB service and compensation records are incorrect. Depending on the circumstances, the RRB provides the following forms to obtain information needed to determine if a claimant has sufficient service or compensation to qualify for unemployment or sickness benefits. Form UI-9, Statement of Employment and Wages; Form UI-44, Claim for Credit for Military Service; Form ID-4U, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Unemployment Benefits; and Form ID- 4X, Advising of Service/Earnings Requirements for Sickness Benefits. Completion of these forms is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is required of each respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (82 FR 9249 on February 3, 2017) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-07631
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
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: 2017-07630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
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 Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-07629
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
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: 2017-07628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
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.
Regulatory Analysis Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-07623
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, ``Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. NRC.'' This proposed revision to NUREG/ BR-0058 would update and restructure the NRC's cost-benefit guidance documents by incorporating information contained in NUREG/BR-0184, ``Regulatory Analysis Technical Handbook,'' into this document and would expand the discussion of cost-benefit analyses in NRC's regulatory analyses, backfitting analyses, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses. Additionally, the update incorporates improvements in methods for assessing factors that are difficult to quantify, incorporates relevant cost estimating best practices, and includes improvements in uncertainty analyses for use in cost-benefit analyses.
Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services; 2016 Biennial Review of Telecommunications Regulations
Document Number: 2017-07547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on the federal need for the international services reporting requirements set forth in the Commission's rules. Those reporting requirements are the annual Traffic and Revenue Reports and the Circuit Capacity Reports. The Commission believes these reports are no longer necessary in their current form. The Commission proposes to eliminate the annual Traffic and Revenue Reports altogether, and seeks comment on whether there are ways to further streamline the Circuit Capacity Reports.
Formation of SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-06998
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board is announcing the members Performance Review Board.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Board Member Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07747
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07746
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-07745
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-07744
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-07718
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Technical Release 17
Document Number: 2017-07606
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized Water Reactors; Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Boiling Water Reactors
Document Number: 2017-07604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment drafts of NUREG-1122, Revision 3, ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized Water Reactors;'' and NUREG-1123, Revision 3, ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Boiling Water Reactors.''
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2017-07603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 30, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) and the Site Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate (DCE), dated March 30, 2017, for the Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1 (FCS). The PSDAR, which includes the DCE, provides an overview of Omaha Public Power District's (OPPD, or the licensee) planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for FCS. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR and DCE and receive comments.
Procurement List; Proposed addition
Document Number: 2017-07576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Additions
Document Number: 2017-07575
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products and service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-07563
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, Provisional Acceptance of a Settlement Agreement and Order
Document Number: 2017-07557
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
It is the policy of the Commission to publish settlements which it provisionally accepts under the Consumer Product Safety Act in the Federal Register in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's regulations. Published below is a provisionally-accepted Settlement Agreement with The Middleby Corporation and Viking Range LLC, containing a civil penalty in the amount of four million, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($4,650,000), within thirty (30) days of service of the Commission's final Order accepting the Settlement Agreement.
Amendments to Fireworks Regulations; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-07556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fireworks in the Federal Register on February 2, 2017. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 75-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period by 90 days.
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2017-07552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3, 2017, regarding regional energy related issues in the Tennessee Valley. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The meeting agenda includes the following:
FCC Seeks Comment on Reform of Rules Governing the Cellular Service and Other Public Mobile Services
Document Number: 2017-07549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes and seeks comment on reforms of its rules governing the 800 MHz Cellular (Cellular) Service and other Public Mobile Services. Specifically, the Commission proposes to eliminate four rules that impose requirements on licensees in these services concerning station inspections, records retention and production, operators at station control points, and the filing of certain employment reports. The Commission believes that the existing requirements may disadvantage the affected licensees, as compared to licensees of other wireless spectrum bands, or may no longer be necessary in today's digital age, or for which the benefits may no longer outweigh the costs and burdens of compliance. The Commission also seeks comment on whether other measures could be taken to give Public Mobile Services licensees more flexibility and administrative relief, and on ways to consolidate and simplify its rules, not only for the Cellular Service, but also other geographically licensed wireless services. In this regard, the Commission considers a possible relocation of rules governing certain flexibly licensed wireless services.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2017-07541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Excelsior Private Markets Fund II (Master), LLC, et al.
Document Number: 2017-07539
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-07525
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Collapsible Sockets for Mobile Electronic Devices and Components Thereof, DN 3214; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07439
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: United States Institute of Peace, Agencies and Commissions