Agencies and Commissions February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-03707
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-03640
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Television Broadcasting Services Gadsden and Hoover, Alabama
Document Number: 2019-03548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
At the request of ION Media License Company, LLC. (ION), licensee of television station WPXH-TV, channel 45, Gadsden, Alabama (WPXH), the Commission is proposing to amend the DTV Table of Allotments by changing WPXH's community of license from Gadsden to Hoover, Alabama. ION asserts that the proposed reallotment is consistent with the Commission's second allotment priority by providing Hoover with its first local transmission service. ION also asserts that the proposed reallotment will not deprive Gadsden of its sole broadcast station because it will continue to be served by station WPXH-TV, licensed to Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, Inc. on channel 26 at Gadsden.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2019-03506
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Enhanced Disclosure of the Models Used in the Federal Reserve's Supervisory Stress Test
Document Number: 2019-03505
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is finalizing an enhanced disclosure of the models used in the Federal Reserve's supervisory stress test conducted under the Board's Regulation YY pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Board's capital plan rule.
Amendments to Policy Statement on the Scenario Design Framework for Stress Testing
Document Number: 2019-03504
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is adopting amendments to its policy statement on the scenario design framework for stress testing. As revised, the policy statement clarifies that the Board may adopt a change in the unemployment rate in the severely adverse scenario of less than 4 percentage points under certain economic conditions and institutes a guide that limits procyclicality in the stress test for the change in the house price index in the severely adverse scenario.
Stress Testing Policy Statement
Document Number: 2019-03503
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is adopting a final policy statement on the approach to supervisory stress testing conducted under the Board's stress testing rules and the Board's capital plan rule.
Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of Alabama
Document Number: 2019-03496
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Alabama dated 02/21/2019. Incident: Severe Weather and Tornado. Incident Period: 01/19/2019.
Administrative Declaration of an Economic Injury Disaster for the State of Rhode Island
Document Number: 2019-03495
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Rhode Island, dated 02/15/2019. Incident: Gas Outage Due to Extreme Cold Temperatures. Incident Period: 01/21/2019 through 01/29/2019.
SBA Guaranteed Business Loans to Cooperatives
Document Number: 2019-03494
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Financial Assistance will hold two public forums with members of the general public. The purpose of the public forums is to provide an opportunity for members of the public to present their views to SBA on practical alternatives to satisfying SBA's personal guarantee requirement for small businesses with cooperative ownership. The first public forum will be held in Washington, District of Columbia, and the second public forum will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-03487
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collections of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collections; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collections; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to the RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if the RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of the publication date. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities; OMB 3220-0030. Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced spouses, mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s, and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees if there are no qualified survivors of the employee immediately eligible for an annuity. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 217, 218, and 219. To collect the information needed to help determine an applicant's entitlement to, and the amount of, a survivor annuity the RRB uses Forms AA-17, Application for Widow(er)'s Annuity; AA-17b, Applications for Determination of Widow(er)'s Disability; AA-18, Application for Mother's/Father's and Child's Annuity; AA-19, Application for Child's Annuity; AA-19a, Application for Determination of Child's Disability; AA-20, Application for Parent's Annuity, and electronic Forms AA- 17cert, Application Summary and Certification and AA-17sum, Application Summary. The on-line automated survivor annuity application (Forms AA-17, AA-18, AA-19, and AA-20) process obtains information about an applicant's marital history, work history, benefits from other government agencies, and Medicare entitlement for a survivor annuity. An RRB representative interviews the applicant either at a field office (preferred), an itinerant point, or by telephone. During the interview, the RRB representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the system generates, for the applicant's review, either Form AA-17cert or AA- 17sum, which provides a summary of the information that the applicant provided or verified. Form AA-17cert, Application Summary and Certification, requires a tradition pen and ink ``wet'' signature. Form AA-17sum, Application Summary, documents the alternate signing method called ``Attestation,'' which is an action taken by the RRB representative to confirm and annotate in the RRB records (1) the applicant's intent to file an application; (2) the applicant's affirmation under penalty of perjury that the information provided is correct; and (3) the applicant's agreement to sign the application by proxy. When the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone, for example, the applicant lives in another country, a manual version of the appropriate form is used. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion of the forms is required to obtain a benefit. Previous requests for comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (83 FR 66323 on December 26, 2018) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2019-03485
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Recordkeeping Provisions Associated with the Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies (FR 4027; OMB No. 7100-0327).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2019-03484
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Domestic Branch Notification (FR 4001; OMB No. 7100-0097).
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; RNS Pump Testing ITAAC Changes
Document Number: 2019-03482
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 152 and 151 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Crediting Previously Completed First Plant and First Three Plant Tests
Document Number: 2019-03481
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 151 and 150 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Acetone From Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2019-03477
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1435-1440 (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 acetone from Belgium, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain, provided for in subheading 2914.11.10 and 2914.11.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 5, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 12, 2019.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Revised Schedule for Full Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2019-03476
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2019-03458
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 Principles and Guidelines
Document Number: 2019-03453
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is publishing the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 Principles and Guidelines (VVSG2.0) for public comment. The VVSG 2.0 Principles and Guidelines provide high level principles and guidelines to which voting systems can be tested to determine if they provide basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2019-03450
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-618-619 and 731-TA-1441- 1444 (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 carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand, provided for in subheading 7318.15.50 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 by reason of such imports alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China and India. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 8, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 15, 2019.
2018 Quadrennial Regulatory Review-Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules
Document Number: 2019-03278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) initiates the 2018 quadrennial review of its media ownership rules, launched pursuant to a requirement of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act) that the Commission review its media ownership rules every four years to determine whether they remain ``necessary in the public interest as the result of competition'' and to ``repeal or modify any determine[d] to be no longer in the public interest.'' The three rules currently subject to review are the Local Radio Ownership Rule, the Local Television Ownership Rule, and the Dual Network Rule. The NPRM seeks comment on whether, given the current state of the media marketplace, the Commission should retain, modify, or eliminate any of these rules. The NPRM also seeks comment on several proposals offered as potential pro- diversity initiatives.
Solicitations of Interest Prior to a Registered Public Offering
Document Number: 2019-03098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing a new rule under the Securities Act of 1933 that would permit issuers to engage in oral or written communications with potential investors that are, or are reasonably believed to be, qualified institutional buyers or institutional accredited investors, either prior to or following the filing of a registration statement, to determine whether such investors might have an interest in a contemplated registered securities offering. If adopted the rule would extend such accommodation currently available to emerging growth companies to all issuers.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03470
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03394
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03392
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2019-03391
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. The applicant has transferred its assets to BlackRock Advantage Small Cap Growth Fund, a series of BlackRock Funds, and on March 2, 2018 made a final distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $587,364 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by the applicant's investment adviser or its affiliates. Filing Date: The application was filed on October 11, 2018. Applicant's Address: 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19809.
Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act
Document Number: 2019-03387
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Arts
This rule amends the National Endowment for the Arts' (Arts Endowment) regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The new regulations are updated to reflect statutory changes to FOIA, the current organizational structure of the Arts Endowment, and current Arts Endowment policies and practices with respect to FOIA. Finally, the regulations use current cost figures in calculating and charging fees.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-03371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
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.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2019-03364
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Meetings
Document Number: 2019-03342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 11-13, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Certain Modular LED Display Panels and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation in Its Entirety; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-03340
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 29) terminating the investigation in its entirety based on withdrawal of the operative complaint by Complainant Ultravision Technologies, LLC of Dallas, Texas (``Ultravision'').
Seismic Qualification of Electrical and Active Mechanical Equipment and Functional Qualification of Active Mechanical Equipment for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2019-03338
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1328, ``Seismic Qualification of Electrical and Active Mechanical Equipment and Functional Qualification of Active Mechanical Equipment for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This proposed guide, revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.100 of the same name, was revised to endorse industry consensus standards with certain exceptions and clarifications. The guide describes methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in the seismic qualification of electrical and active mechanical equipment and the functional qualification of active mechanical equipment for nuclear power plants.
OBP Capital LLC, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: 2019-03325
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Access for Credit Unions
Document Number: 2019-03321
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is issuing this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to announce the availability of loan awards for low-income designated credit unions (LICUs) through the CDRLF program. The CDRLF program serves as a source of financial support in the form of loans that better enables LICUs to support the communities in which they operate. CDRLF loan awards typically range from $250,000 to $500,000. All awards made under this NOFO are subject to funds availability and are at the NCUA's discretion.
Temporary Emergency Committee of the Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03460
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03456
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-03337
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Toroso Investments, LLC and Tidal ETF Trust
Document Number: 2019-03312
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions