Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program NAICS Code Updates
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is updating the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes authorized for use in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program). The update is being made to reflect the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) NAICS revision for 2017, identified as NAICS 2017. NAICS 2017 created 21 new industries by reclassifying, combining, or splitting 29 NAICS 2012 industry codes. These changes would impact eight (8) of the 2012 NAICS codes designated for use under the WOSB Program.
Practices and Procedures
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure in this part to reflect the relocation of its Western Regional Office.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The FTC seeks public comments on its proposal to extend, for three years, the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Trade Regulation Rule entitled Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (R-value Rule or Rule). That clearance expires on January 31, 2018.
Large Financial Institution Rating System; Regulations K and LL
On August 17, 2017, the Board published in the Federal Register a proposed new rating system for its supervision of large financial institutions. To facilitate effective public comment, the Board has determined that an extension of the public comment period until November 30, 2017, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments.
Proposed Guidance on Supervisory Expectations for Boards of Directors
On August 9, 2017, the Board published in the Federal Register proposed guidance on supervisory expectations for boards of directors. To facilitate effective public comment on the proposed guidance, the Board has determined that an extension of the comment period until November 30, 2017, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments.
Notice of Appointments of Individuals To Serve as Members of Performance Review Boards; Corrections
The National Labor Relations Board published a document in the Federal Register of October 2, 2017 identifying the individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of performance review boards. The document contained incorrect dates in the Summary.
Data Enhancements and Reporting Requirements for Flats
The Commission is initiating a proceeding to explore enhancements to the Postal Service's data systems and to facilitate the development of consistent reporting requirements. This document informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Privacy of Information
Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same II; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 5, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Intellectual Ventures II LLC of Bellevue, Washington. A supplement was filed on September 15, 2017. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors, components thereof, and products and vehicles containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,154,200 (``the '200 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,067,944 (``the '944 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,067,952 (``the '952 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,683,509 (``the '509 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,928,348 (``the '348 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists and is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
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 fentanyl and fentanyl analogues. The issues for comment are set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION portion of this notice.
Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions
In this document, the Commission modifies the Table of Frequency Allocations (Allocations Table) in of its rules, as well as modifying four of its rules, to conform them to the results of the broadcast television incentive auction. This action ensures that the Commission's rules accurately reflect revisions that occurred because of that auction.
Technology Transitions, USTelecom Petition for Declaratory Ruling That Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers Are Non-Dominant in the Provision of Switched Access Services, Policies and Rules Governing Retirement of Copper Loops by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers and Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers
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 the Commission's network change disclosure rules pertaining to copper retirement notices. This document is consistent with the Technology Transitions Declaratory Ruling, Second Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration, FCC 16- 90, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
The Export-Import Banks of the United States (EXIM), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Application for Short Term Letter of Credit Export Credit Insurance Policy is used to determine the eligibility of the applicant and the transaction for EXIM assistance under its insurance program. EXIM customers are able to submit this form on paper or electronically.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain IoT Devices and Components Thereof (IoT, The Internet of Things (Iot)Web Applications Displayed on a Web Browser), DN 3263; 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.
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions in response to a May 4, 2017, request, as supplemented by letter dated June 5, 2017, from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD or the licensee). The licensee requested that Fort Calhoun Station (FCS), Unit No. 1, be granted a permanent partial exemption from regulations that require retention of records for certain systems, structures, and components (SSCs) until the termination of the operating license.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program.
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), this document announces the establishment of a computer matching program the Federal Communications Commission (``FCC'' or ``Commission'' or ``Agency'') and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will conduct with four non-Federal agencies. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program, which is administered by USAC under the direction of the FCC. More information about this program is provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
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.
New Postal Products
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.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the U.S. Virgin Islands
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the U.S. Virgin Islands, (FEMA-4340-DR), dated 09/ 20/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/16/2017 and continuing.
Submission for OMB Review; Architect-Engineer Qualifications (Standard Form 330)
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 for the Architect-Engineer Qualifications form, SF 330. A notice was published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2017. No comments were received.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Georgia
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Georgia (FEMA- 4338-DR), dated 09/28/2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/07/2017 through 09/20/2017.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4339-DR), dated 09/20/2017. Incident: Hurricane Maria. Incident Period: 09/17/2017 and continuing.
Internet Communication Disclaimers; Reopening of Comment Period
On October 13, 2011, the Federal Election Commission published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPRM'') seeking comment on whether to begin a rulemaking to revise its regulations concerning disclaimers on certain internet communications and, if so, on what changes should be made to those rules. On October 18, 2016, the Commission reopened the comment period to receive additional comments in light of legal and technological developments since that document was published. The Commission has decided to again reopen the comment period to receive additional comments in light of developments since that document was published. The Commission is not seeking comment on, nor does it propose changes to, any other rules adopted by the Commission in the Internet Communications rulemaking of 2006.