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

Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2017-25967
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-25961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Request for Comment on the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017 and Three-Year Plan
Document Number: 2017-25819
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Agencies and Commissions
Determination of Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription Services and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services
Document Number: 2017-25816
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish their ruling on regulatory interpretation that was referred to them by the United States District Court for the District Of Columbia. The regulation at issue is about gross revenue exclusions that a satellite digital audio radio service may use when calculating royalty payments owed to SoundExchange, a collective for copyright owners, for digital transmissions of sound recordings pursuant to a statutory license. The Judges find that Sirius XM properly interpreted the regulation to apply to pre-'72 sound recordings and that it improperly excluded certain revenues from its Gross Revenues royalty base.
Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of North Carolina
Document Number: 2017-25813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of North Carolina dated 11/21/2017. Incident: Flooding and Heavy Winds. Incident Period: 10/23/2017.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2017-25806
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2017-25805
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
National Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-25803
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for December meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for the Small Business Development Centers Program. The meeting will be open to the public; however, advance notice of attendance is required.
Notice of Intent To Renew an Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-25795
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects.
Clothing Storage Unit Tip Overs; Request for Comments and Information
Document Number: 2017-25779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is contemplating developing a rule to address the risk of injury and death associated with clothing storage unit furniture tipping over. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking initiates a rulemaking proceeding under the Consumer Product Safety Act. We invite comments concerning the risk of injury associated with clothing storage units tipping over, the alternatives discussed in this notice, and other possible alternatives for addressing the risk. We also invite interested parties to submit existing voluntary standards or a statement of intent to modify or develop a voluntary standard that addresses the risk of injury described in this notice.
Amendments to Regulations Governing NVOCC Negotiated Rate Arrangements and NVOCC Service Arrangements
Document Number: 2017-25718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) proposes to amend its rules governing Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Negotiated Rate Arrangements and NVOCC Service Arrangements. The proposed rule is intended to modernize, update, and reduce regulatory burdens.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-25830
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-25825
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-25824
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-25777
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
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.
U.S. Army Installation Command
Document Number: 2017-25776
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated March 16, 2017, as supplemented on April 10, May 21, June 25, July 24, August 16, August 18, October 11, October 12, October 15, and October 16, 2017, Dr. Michael Reimer (the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take action with regard to depleted uranium (DU) from the M101 spotting rounds licensed at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) under source materials license SUC-1593. The petitioner's requests that have been accepted for evaluation are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2017-25769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
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 of Permit Modification Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2017-25753
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of requests to modify permits issued to conduct activities regulated and permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act in the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of a requested permit modification and permit issued.
Certain Road Construction Machines and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2017-25728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 26, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Caterpillar Inc. of Peoria, Illinois and Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A supplement was filed on November 9, 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 road construction machines and components thereof by reason of infringement of one or more of U.S. Patent No. 7,140,693 (``the '693 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,045,871 (``the '871 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,641,419 (``the '419 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists, or is in the process of being established, as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
Notice of Permit Modification Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2017-25721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
Sunset Order; Access Charge Reform; Business Data Services
Document Number: 2017-25674
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-29
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, an information collection associated with the Commission's Business Data Services Report and Order, FCC 17-43, which reformed the business data services/special access regulations for incumbent and competitive LECs. The Commission's reforms included replacing the application-based pricing flexibility rules with a new framework for determining the circumstances under which business data services will be subject to ex ante pricing regulation. The Commission amended its rules to specify that its pricing flexibility rules no longer apply to business data services. The Commission also limited the circumstances under which price cap LECs must file their business data services contracts as contract-based tariffs. 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.
Amendment of Section 73.624(g) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Submission of FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, Used To Report TV Stations' Ancillary or Supplementary Services
Document Number: 2017-25405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on how to modernize two provisions in Part 73 of its rules governing broadcast licensees: Section 73.624(g), which establishes certain reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services, and Section 73.3580, which sets forth requirements concerning public notice of the filing of broadcast applications.
Farm Credit Administration Board Policy Statements
Document Number: 2017-25343
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA), as part of its annual public notification process, is publishing for notice an index of the 18 Board policy statements currently in existence. Most of the policy statements remain unchanged since our last Federal Register document on October 14, 2016, except for a minor technical update to the policy statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, and an update and modification to the policy statement on Farm Credit System Building Association Management Operations Policies and Practices.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-25752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-25712
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities (the Council) gives notice that the Charter for the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel advisory committee will be renewed for an additional two-year period on November 24, 2017. The Council determined that renewing the advisory committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the duties imposed on the Council by the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, as amended.
Humanities Panel Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-25711
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its implementing regulations, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) gives notice that the Charter for the Humanities Panel advisory committee will be renewed for an additional two-year period on November 24, 2017. The Chairman of NEH determined that the renewal of the Humanities Panel is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Chairperson of NEH by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25710
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-25708
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0082, Whistleblower Provision
Document Number: 2017-25704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. In August 2011, the Commission adopted a final rule, as required by Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''), requiring the submission of whistleblower information to the Commission on the Forms TCR and WB-APP. This notice solicits comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (``ICR'') titled: Renewal for Whistleblower Provision; OMB Control Number 3038- 0082.
Notice of Agreement Filed
Document Number: 2017-25699
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-25698
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Request
Document Number: 2017-25696
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, agencies are required to publish a Notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the agency is modifying an existing information collection for OMB review and approval and requests public review and comment on the submission. OPIC received one set of comments in response to the sixty (60) day notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional thirty (30) days for public comments to be submitted. Comments are being solicited on the need for the information; the accuracy of OPIC's burden estimate; the quality, practical utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize reporting the burden, including automated collected techniques and uses of other forms of technology.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-25678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
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 (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 Approved by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-25677
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved public information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimates and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2017-25675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
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.
Promoting Investment in the 3500-3700 MHz Band
Document Number: 2017-25672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes and seeks comment on reforms of its licensing rules governing Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Specifically, the Commission proposes extending PAL license terms from three years to 10 years, with the possibility for renewal; seeks comment on increasing the PAL geographic licensing area; proposes to allow portioning and disaggregation of PALs on the secondary market; and proposes to amend the rules governing assignment of PALs. The Commission also proposes to remove a rule requiring public disclosure of device registration information, and seeks comment on changes to the technical rules to allow operation over wider bandwidths.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2017-25666
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing recent Postal Service filings for the Commission's consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Self-Regulatory Organizations; MIAX PEARL, LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Minor Rule Violation Plan
Document Number: 2017-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions