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

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Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-22226
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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.
New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products
Document Number: 2017-22212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 3, 2017, the Postal Service (USPS) filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The proposed price adjustments are scheduled to become effective on January 21, 2018. This proposed rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) that we would adopt to implement rule changes coincident with the price adjustments.
Meetings of Humanities Panel
Document Number: 2017-22208
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
The National Endowment for the Humanities will hold twelve meetings of the Humanities Panel, a federal advisory committee, during November, 2017. The purpose of the meetings is for panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendation of applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965.
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: 2017-22190
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes products and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Revisions to Reporting Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
Document Number: 2017-22189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on proposals to provide relief to non- nationwide service providers by revising the Commission's wireless hearing aid compatibility reporting requirements.
Toll Free Assignment Modernization; Toll Free Service Access Codes
Document Number: 2017-22187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeks comment on allowing the Commission to assign numbers by auction, on a first-come, first-served basis, by an alternative assignment methodology, or by a combination of methodologies. The NPRM seeks comment on allowing a secondary market for toll free numbers and on setting aside toll free numbers necessary to promote health and safety for use, without cost, by government agencies and non-profit health and safety organizations. The NPRM also seeks comment on whether to consider changes to overall toll free number administration. The intended effect of this NPRM is to make toll free numbers available on a more equitable and efficient basis by assigning mutually exclusive toll free numbers to the parties that value them most.
Domestic Competitive Products Pricing and Mailing Standards Changes
Document Number: 2017-22186
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), to reflect changes to prices for competitive products. There are no mailing standards changes scheduled for competitive products.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-22185
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-22184
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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.
Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Maintenance of Copies of FCC Rules
Document Number: 2017-22183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to eliminate rules that require certain broadcast and cable entities to maintain paper copies of Commission regulations.
Change in Rates of General Applicability for Competitive Products
Document Number: 2017-22179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth changes in rates of general applicability for #petitive products.
Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-22177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Information Collection: Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste
Document Number: 2017-22144
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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 the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste.''
Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 81, “Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses”
Document Number: 2017-22143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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, 10 CFR part 81, ``Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses.''
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2017-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-22137
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-22136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burden
Document Number: 2017-22130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
On August 15, 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) published in the Federal Register a request for information seeking input from the public on identifying which of the Agency's regulations should be repealed, replaced or modified because they are obsolete, unnecessary, ineffective, or burdensome. That request established a 60-day comment period closing on October 16, 2017. SBA is extending the public comment period for 30 days, until November 15, 2017.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits
Document Number: 2017-22124
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in November 2017. The interest assumptions are used for paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-22038
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-13
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.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Clarification of Payment in Kind for Speakers at Meetings and Similar Functions; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-22016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration (GSA) is withdrawing FTR Case 2016-301; Clarification of Payment in Kind for Speakers at Meetings and Similar Functions. This proposed rule is being withdrawn so that GSA can develop a comprehensive revision to the Federal Travel Regulation.
Children's Products, Children's Toys, and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding Lead, ASTM F963 Elements, and Phthalates for Engineered Wood Products
Document Number: 2017-21980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood or pre- consumer waste wood would not contain lead, the ASTM F963 elements, or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles. Based on these proposed determinations, the specified EWPs would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements, or phthalates for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles.
Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board
Document Number: 2017-22261
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-22181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Renewal of Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Charter
Document Number: 2017-22075
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band
Document Number: 2017-22062
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
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, the information collection associated with Sec. 90.675. This document is consistent with the Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of the rule.
Notice of Agreement Filed
Document Number: 2017-22061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-22048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
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.
Forged Steel Fittings From China, Italy, and Taiwan; Institution of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2017-22039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-589 and 731-TA- 1394-1396 (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 forged steel fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan, provided for in subheading 7307.99 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 China. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 20, 2017. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 28, 2017.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-22037
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
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.
SES Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2017-21985
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the National Transportation Safety Board, Performance Review Board (PRB).
General Policies
Document Number: 2017-21975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document contains proposed rules that would codify in the regulations and strengthen the Susquehanna River Basin Commission's (Commission) Access to Records Policy providing rules and procedures for the public to request and receive the Commission's public records.
Applied Sciences Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Applied Sciences Advisory Committee (ASAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Earth Science Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the applied sciences community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-21961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-21950
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Senior Executive Service and Senior Level: Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2017-21926
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Civil Monetary Penalty Catch Up Inflation Adjustment and Annual Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-21902
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
This Interim Final Rule adjusts for inflation the maximum civil penalty that the NTSB may assess against a person for violating certain NTSB statutes and regulations.
Group Registration of Unpublished Works
Document Number: 2017-21722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to create a new group registration option for a limited number of unpublished works. To qualify for this group option, all the works must be created by the same author or the same joint authors, and the author or joint authors must be named as the copyright claimant for each work. The claim to copyright in each work must be the same, and each work must be registered in the same administrative class. In general, applicants will be allowed to include up to five works in each submission. Applicants will be required to submit an online application and upload their works to the electronic registration system, although the Office may waive these requirements in exceptional cases. This new group registration option will replace the current ``unpublished collections'' option, which the Office has determined is an ineffective mechanism for registration of multiple unpublished works; among other things, it allows applicants to register an essentially unlimited number of works. The proposed rule will allow the Office to more easily examine each work for copyrightable authorship, create a more robust record of the claim, and improve the efficiency of the registration process. The Proposed Rule also makes unrelated technical amendments to the ``unit of publication'' regulation.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-22057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-21988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-21987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions