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

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Commission Guidance Regarding Revenue Recognition for Bill-and-Hold Arrangements
Document Number: 2017-17913
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is publishing this interpretive release in order to bring existing guidance into conformity with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Upon adoption of Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, registrants should no longer rely on the guidance in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 23507 and Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Release No. 108, In the Matter of Stewart Parness, which set forth the criteria to be met in order to recognize revenue when delivery has not occurred.
Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 116
Document Number: 2017-17912
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This staff accounting bulletin modifies portions of the interpretive guidance included in the Staff Accounting Bulletin Series in order to make the relevant interpretive guidance consistent with authoritative accounting guidance and Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. Specifically, the staff is updating the Series in order to bring existing guidance into conformity with the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Personal Radio Service Reform
Document Number: 2017-17395
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopted a comprehensive reorganization of and update to the rules governing the Personal Radio Services (PRS). PRS provides for a wide variety of wireless devices that are used by the general public for personal communication uses, which include applications like walkie-talkies, radio controlled model toys, Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), medical implant devices and other uses. In addition to the comprehensive review and update of the rules to reflect modern practices, the Commission enhanced the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) to allow new digital applications, allot additional interstitial channels and extend the license term from five to ten years. It also allotted additional channels to the Family Radio Service (FRS) and increased the power on certain FRS channels from 0.5 Watts to two Watts. It also updated the CB Radio Service to allow hands-free headsets, removed a restriction on communicating over long distances and removed other outdated requirements. These changes and others outlined below will update PRS rules to be more in line with current public demands for the services and will make the rules easier to read and find information, while also removing outdated requirements and removing unnecessary rules.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-18310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (Board) will be meeting at the time and location listed above. The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 14, 2017 meeting. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG. This meeting will be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and on-demand, on the agency's public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the agency's public Web site. The public may also attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at https:// bbgboardmeetingaugust2017.eventbrite.com by 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 29. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203-4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Broadcasting Board of Governors, Agencies and Commissions
The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet in a special session to discuss and approve a budget submission for Fiscal Year 2019. According to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11, Section 22.1, all agency budgetary materials and data are considered confidential prior to the President submitting a budget to Congress. In accordance with section 22.5 of Circular A-11, the BBG has determined that its meeting should be closed to public observation pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). In accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act and BBG policies, the meeting will be recorded and a transcript of the proceedings, subject to the redaction of information protected by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), will be made available to the public. The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency's public Web site.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-18273
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-18263
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Inter-American Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-18210
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-18207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This collection of information was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of this collection of information on qualitative feedback on PBGC's service delivery (OMB Control Number 1212-0066; expires August 31, 2017). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10485-Bank of Wausau, Wausau, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2017-18156
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10341-Peoples State Bank, Hamtramck, Michigan
Document Number: 2017-18155
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10268-Sterling Bank, Lantana, Florida
Document Number: 2017-18154
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10111-Mainstreet Bank, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Document Number: 2017-18151
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Form 483, Registration Certificate-In Vitro
Document Number: 2017-18147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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 entitled, ``NRC Form 483, Registration CertificateIn Vitro Testing with Byproduct Material Under General License.'' NRC Form 483 will be revised to update instructions and regulatory language.
Information Collection: Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2017-18141
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste.''
Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2017-18140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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. 30) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation in its entirety based on a Settlement Agreement and Related Agreements.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Nebraska
Document Number: 2017-18130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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 NEBRASKA (FEMA-4325-DR), dated 08/01/2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds. Incident Period: 06/12/2017 through 06/17/2017.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-18129
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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: 2017-18128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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.
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10509-Northern Star Bank, Mankato, Minnesota
Document Number: 2017-18113
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10506-NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland
Document Number: 2017-18112
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10410-Mid City Bank, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska
Document Number: 2017-18111
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of the Termination of the Receivership of 10409-All American Bank, Des Plaines, Illinois
Document Number: 2017-18110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection; Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Procurements Under Services and Construction Contracts
Document Number: 2017-18105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Biobased Procurements.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-18143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-18116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection; Certification of Independent Price Determination, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Compliance, and Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest
Document Number: 2017-18095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning certification of independent price determination and parent company and identifying data.
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: 2017-18094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions
Document Number: 2017-18093
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products and a service previously furnished by such agencies.
Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
Document Number: 2017-18090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-18078
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 on the National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In August 2017, the Commission indicated that one of its policy priorities would be the ``[c]ontinuation of its multiyear study of offenses involving synthetic cathinones (such as methylone, MDPV, and mephedrone) and synthetic cannabinoids (such as JWH-018 and AM- 2201), as well as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues, and consideration of appropriate guideline amendments, including simplifying the determination of the most closely related substance under Application Note 6 of the Commentary to Sec. 2D1.1.'' See 82 FR 39949 (Aug. 22, 2017). As part of its continuing work on this priority, the Commission is publishing this request for public comment on issues related to synthetic cathinones, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and synthetic cannabinoids. The issues for comment are set forth in the Supplementary Information portion of this notice.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-18076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Sentencing Commission is considering promulgating amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. This notice also sets forth several issues for comment, some of which are set forth together with the proposed amendments, and one of which (regarding retroactive application of proposed amendments) is set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-18074
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-18073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-18072
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
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.
Implementation of Transmitter Identification Requirements for Video Uplink Transmissions
Document Number: 2017-18071
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) is issuing this final rule to is waive a transmitter identification requirement for certain digital video transmissions that cannot be made compliant by a software upgrade and incorporate by reference a new version of an existing standard.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-18055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant's Unopposed Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-18044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 16) granting complainant's unopposed motion for leave to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to reflect a corporate reorganization of complainant Sony Storage Media and Devices Corporation.
Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures and Certain Program Requirements for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (Auction 903)
Document Number: 2017-18041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates the pre-auction process for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (Phase II auction, auction, or Auction 903). The Commission proposes and seeks comment on the procedures to be used in the Phase II auction. The Phase II auction will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to service providers that commit to offer voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas. The auction is scheduled to begin in 2018. A guide that provides further technical and mathematical detail regarding the bidding, assignment, and support amount determination procedures proposed in this document, as well as examples for potential bidders, is available at: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/ db0804/DA-17-733A1.pdf.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of West Virginia
Document Number: 2017-18039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-4331-DR), dated 08/18/ 2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 07/28/2017 through 07/29/2017.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of West Virginia
Document Number: 2017-18036
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
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 West Virginia (FEMA-4331-DR), dated 08/18/2017. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 07/28/2017 through 07/29/2017.