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

Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2017-13834
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products and services 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 services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletion
Document Number: 2017-13832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a service previously furnished by such agency. Comments Must Be Received on or Before: 7/30/2017.
Periodic Reporting
Document Number: 2017-13830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent filing requesting that the Commission initiate an informal rulemaking proceeding to consider changes to an analytical method for use in periodic reporting (Proposal Three). This document informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Exemptions To Permit Circumvention of Access Controls on Copyrighted Works
Document Number: 2017-13815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is initiating the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA''), concerning possible temporary exemptions to the DMCA's prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In this proceeding, the Copyright Office is establishing a new, streamlined procedure for the renewal of exemptions that were granted during the sixth triennial rulemaking. If renewed, those current exemptions would remain in force for an additional three-year period (October 2018October 2021). Members of the public seeking the renewal of current exemptions should submit petitions as described below; parties opposing such renewal will then have the opportunity to file comments in response. The Office is also accepting petitions for new exemptions to engage in activities not currently permitted by existing exemptions, which may include proposals that expand upon a current exemption. Those petitions, and any renewal petitions that are meaningfully opposed, will be considered pursuant to a more comprehensive rulemaking process similar to that used for the sixth rulemaking (i.e., three rounds of written comment, followed by public hearings).
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-13788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-13787
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act; System of Records: Amendments
Document Number: 2017-13771
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Selective Service System, Agencies and Commissions
Selective Service System has amended an existing system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of system of records maintained by the agency.
Privacy Act; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-13768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Selective Service System, Agencies and Commissions
Selective Service System has amended an existing system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of system of records maintained by the agency.
Transition Progress Report Form and Filing Requirements for Stations Not Eligible for Reimbursement From the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund
Document Number: 2017-13765
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) describes the information that must be provided in periodic progress reports (FCC Form 2100Schedule 387 (Transition Progress Report)) by full power and Class A television stations that are not eligible to receive payment of relocation expenses from the TV Broadcast Relocation Fund in connection with their being assigned to a new channel through the Incentive Auction.
Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-13752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued a Final Initial Determination and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation. The ALJ recommended only a limited exclusion order with a certification provision directed against certain infringing radio frequency identification (``RFID'') products and components thereof imported by Respondents Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS, Inc. of McLean, Virginia; Kapsch TrafficCom Holding Corp. of McLean, Virginia; Kapsch TrafficCom Canada, Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Star Systems International, Ltd. of Kwai Chung, Hong Kong; and STAR RFID Co., Ltd. of Bangkok, Thailand. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of IDAHO
Document Number: 2017-13749
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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 IDAHO (FEMA- 4313-DR), dated 05/18/2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 03/06/2017 through 03/28/2017.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of TENNESSEE
Document Number: 2017-13748
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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 TENNESSEE (FEMA- 4320-DR), dated 06/23/2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/27/2017 through 05/28/2017.
Blue Alert EAS Event Code
Document Number: 2017-13718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to revise its rules governing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to incorporate a new event code, ``BLU'', for Blue Alerts. Adding this event code would allow alert originators to issue an alert whenever a law enforcement officer is injured or killed, missing in connection with their official duties, or if there is an imminent and credible threat to cause death or serious injury to law enforcement officers.
Raw In-Shell Pistachios From Iran
Document Number: 2017-13715
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-13690
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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 and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-13689
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2017-13688
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission's rulemaking proceeding by Lee G. Petro, on behalf of The Wright Petitioners.
Second Meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-13687
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces and provides an agenda for the second meeting of Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).
Certain Liquid Crystal Ewriters and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Last Remaining Respondent Based on Withdrawal of the Complaint; Request for Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2017-13686
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 11) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on May 31, 2017, terminating the last remaining respondent based on a withdrawal of the complaint. The Commission requests written submissions, under the schedule set forth below, on remedy, public interest, and bonding concerning a previously defaulted respondent.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-13643
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On January 23, 2017, the NCUA Board (Board) published an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust the maximum amount of each civil monetary penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action, including the amount of the adjustments, is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rule finalizes those amendments.
Revisions to the Freedom of Information Act Regulation
Document Number: 2017-13640
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is finalizing its interim final rule amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 amended the FOIA and required agencies to review their FOIA regulations and issue certain amendments by December 27, 2016. The amendments included revised procedures for disclosing records under the FOIA, assessing fees, and notifying requestors of options for resolving disputes through the NCUA FOIA Public Liaison and the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration. The interim final rule became effective on December 22, 2016. This rulemaking finalizes the interim rule with minor edits for consistency and clarification.
Safe Harbor
Document Number: 2017-13636
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (``Board'') is issuing this final rule to amend its regulations regarding the treatment by the Board, as liquidating agent or conservator (``liquidating agent'' or ``conservator,'' respectively) of a federally insured credit union (``FICU''), of financial assets transferred by the credit union in connection with a securitization or a participation. The final rule replaces NCUA's current safe harbor for financial assets transferred in connection with securitizations and participations in which the financial assets were transferred in compliance with the existing regulation, and defines the conditions for safe harbor protection for securitizations and participations for which transfers of financial assets would be made after the effective date of this rule.
Request for Comment Regarding Revised Overhead Transfer Rate Methodology
Document Number: 2017-13635
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In a voluntary effort to invite input from stakeholders, the NCUA Board (Board) is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Overhead Transfer Rate (OTR) methodology. The primary goal of the proposed changes are to reduce the complexity of the OTR methodology. The proposed changes would also reduce the resources needed to administer the OTR. This document provides a summary of and response to comments received on the current OTR methodology, and explains and solicits comments on the proposed changes to the OTR methodology.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2017-13520
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, special project, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. These amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 as amended (OBRA-90), which requires the NRC to recover approximately 90 percent of its annual budget through fees.
Updating Competitive Bidding Rules
Document Number: 2017-12954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements associated with the FCC 15-80, Updating Part 1 Competitive Bidding Rules, published on September 18, 2015. This document is consistent with FCC 15-80, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of changes to the forms.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
AREVA, Inc.; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
Document Number: 2017-13646
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by AREVA, Inc. on April 14, 2017. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of Material License SNM-1227; Import License IW009; and Export Licenses XSNM3471, XSNM3551, XSNM3697, XSNM3747, XSOU8833, and XCOM1202, for the Richland, Washington Fuel Manufacturing Facility from AREVA SA, the current parent company of the license holder, to Electricite de France SA (EDF).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13641
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the voluntary Compensation and Salary Surveys (FR 29a, FR 29b; OMB No. 7100-0290). On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-13624
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
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 of 1995 (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.
Revisions to Public Inspection File Requirements-Broadcaster Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend Location
Document Number: 2017-13623
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, some of the information collections associated with the Commission's decision, in Report and Order, Revisions to Public Inspection File RequirementsBroadcaster Correspondence File and Cable Principal Headend Location. Specifically, OMB has approved the Commission's decision to eliminate two public inspection file requirements: the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain in their public inspection file copies of letters and emails from the public; and the requirement that cable operators maintain for public inspection the designation and location of the cable system's principal headend. This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of these rule changes.
Information Collection: NRC Form 749, “Manual License Verification Report”
Document Number: 2017-13614
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is titled NRC Form 749, ``Manual License Verification Report.''
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-13604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules.
Notice of 107th Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13578
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Arctic Research Commission, Agencies and Commissions