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

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-23682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-23681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Comments on Small Business Administration Draft FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2017-23678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is requesting comments on its draft Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018-2022. The draft plan is available on SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/about-sba/ sba_performance/strategic_planning.
Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-23670
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing this notice to announce that the Chairman of the Commission, with the concurrence of the other Commissioners, intends to establish the Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee.
Public Availability of General Services Administration Fiscal Year 2016 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2017-23662
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with The Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, GSA is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2016 Service Contract Inventories.
Order Establishing a New De Minimis Threshold Phase-In Termination Date
Document Number: 2017-23660
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is issuing an order (``Order''), pursuant to the Commission regulation establishing the de minimis exception to the swap dealer definition, to establish December 31, 2019 as the new de minimis threshold phase-in termination date.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23658
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Open Commission Meeting, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Document Number: 2017-23628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would enable law enforcement and security personnel to obtain quick access to blocked Caller ID information needed to investigate threatening calls. It also would amend the Commission's rules to allow non- public emergency services, such as private ambulance companies, to obtain blocked Caller ID information associated with calls requesting assistance. 2............................. Wireline Title: Nationwide Competition. Number Portability (WC Docket No. 17- 244); Numbering Policies for Modern Communications (WC Docket No. 13-97)
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-23627
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2017-23626
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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: 2017-23625
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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.
Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment; Technology Transitions; Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2017-23621
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
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, an information collection associated with the Commission's Business Data Services Report and Order, FCC 17-43, which, among other things, adopted an X-factor of two percent and required price cap ILECs to make a one-time filing to revise their Tariff Review Plans (TRPs) to implement the new X-factor to become effective on December 1, 2017. In particular, the Commission amended its rules to state that the X-factor shall equal 2 percent effective December 1, 2017. This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of this rule.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-23620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
eInduction Option, Seamless Acceptance Program, and Full-Service Automation Option, Verification Standards
Document Number: 2017-23615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), sections 705.20, eInduction Option, 705.22, Seamless Acceptance Program, and 705.23, Full-Service Automation Option, to add the verification standards.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-23614
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Assistance Center
Document Number: 2017-23610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA, as part of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The NCUA is soliciting comments on the information collections associated with the Consumer Assistance Center.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 30-Day Notice for Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-23607
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov.
Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof Notice of Request for Statement on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-23605
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge 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, specifically a limited exclusion order directed to respondents Techtronic Industries Company Ltd., Techtronic Industries North America Inc., One World Technologies, Inc., OWT Industries, Inc., Techtronic Trading Ltd., Techtronic Industries Factory Outlets, Inc., and ET Technology (Wuxi). Co., Ltd. and cease and desist orders against respondents Techtronic Industries Company Ltd., Techtronic Industries North America Inc., One World Technologies, Inc., and OWT Industries, Inc. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-23604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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 prohibiting the entry of certain composite aerogel insulation materials manufactured abroad by or on behalf of Respondent Nano Tech Co., Ltd. of Zhejiang, China, and Respondent Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. of Guangzhou, China, that infringe certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,078,359, and/or that are manufactured using certain claimed methods of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,989,123 and 7,780,890. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-23597
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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 Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-23596
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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: 2017-23595
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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: 2017-23594
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct
Document Number: 2017-23576
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission revises its existing ethics rules to replace those duplicative rules with rules that reflect the Commission's current regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-23565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-23564
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review
Document Number: 2017-23523
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted the following information collection to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Electronic Loan, Deposit, and Investment Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-23219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration is conducting a comprehensive review of the loan, deposit, and investment information collected electronically during examinations of federally insured credit unions from the core data processing and offline systems used by credit unions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23619
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2017-23543
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Mounting Apparatuses for Holding Portable Electronic Devices and Components Thereof, DN 3268; 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.
Certain Shaving Cartridges, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-23542
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 25, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of The Gillette Company LLC of Boston, Massachusetts. A supplement to the complaint was filed on September 28, 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 shaving cartridges, components thereof and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,193,077 (``the '077 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists 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.
Certain Amorphous Metal and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-23541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 19, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Metglas, Inc. of Conway, South Carolina and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. of Japan. Supplements were filed on September 20, 2017, and October 6, 2017. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, or in the sale of certain amorphous metal and products containing same by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure a domestic industry in the United States. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
Appraisal Subcommittee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23533
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
Cost-of-Living Increase and Other Determinations for 2018
Document Number: 2017-23522
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under title II of the Social Security Act (Act), there will be a 2.0 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits effective December 2017. In addition, the national average wage index for 2016 is $48,664.73. The cost-of-living increase and national average wage index affect other program parameters as described below.
Social Security Disability Program Demonstration Project: Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD)
Document Number: 2017-23521
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing a demonstration project for the Social Security disability program under title II of the Social Security Act (Act). Under this project, we will modify program rules applied to beneficiaries who work and receive title II disability benefits. We are required to conduct the Promoting Opportunity Demonstration (POD), in compliance with section 823 of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2015. In this project, we will test simplified work incentives and use a benefit offset based on earnings as an alternative to rules we currently apply to title II disability beneficiaries who work. Under the benefit offset, we will reduce title II disability benefits by $1 for every $2 that a beneficiary earns above a certain threshold. We will select beneficiaries and offer them the opportunity to volunteer for the project. When we make the selection, we will include beneficiaries who receive title II disability benefits only as well as beneficiaries who receive both title II disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on disability or blindness under title XVI of the Act. We are modifying rules that apply to the title II program and the Ticket to Work program under title XI. We will continue to apply the usual SSI program rules for participants who receive SSI payments in addition to title II disability benefits.
Victory Media, Inc.; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-23514
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent order embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2017-23510
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992, issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/ bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-23509
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, 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 the renewal of the existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. On August 18, 2017, the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew the information collection described below. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of this collection, and again invites comment on this renewal.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2017-23508
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Florida (FEMA4337DR), dated 09/10/ 2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/04/2017 through 10/18/2017.
Covered Securities Pursuant to Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933
Document Number: 2017-23507
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting an amendment to Rule 146 under Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (``Securities Act''), to designate certain securities listed, or authorized for listing, on Investors Exchange LLC (``IEX'' or ``Exchange'') as covered securities for purposes of Section 18(b) of the Securities Act. Covered securities under Section 18(b) of the Securities Act are exempt from state law registration requirements. The Commission also is amending Rule 146 to reflect name changes of certain exchanges referenced in the Rule.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2017-23506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
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 Florida (FEMA-4337-DR), dated 09/21/2017. Incident: Hurricane Irma. Incident Period: 09/04/2017 through 10/18/2017.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-23501
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions