Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The purpose of the Performance Review Board is to make written recommendations on each executive's annual summary ratings, performance-based pay adjustment, and performance awards to the appointing authority.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the regulation for plans with valuation dates in November 2019. These interest assumptions are used for paying certain benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable iron pipe fittings from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; Scheduling of Expedited Five-Year Reviews
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on welded stainless steel pressure pipe from China, and the antidumping duty orders on welded stainless steel pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Amending the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 9) of the presiding Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') granting complainants' motions to amend the complaint and notice of investigation.
NASA Advisory Council; Meeting.
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).
NASA Advisory Council; Human Exploration and Operations Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Federal Acquisition Regulation: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan; Correction
On September 20, 2019, DoD, GSA, and NASA published a document proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to add two new clauses that notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes or similar charges when contracts are being performed in Afghanistan. The document heading carried an incorrect Regulation Identifier Number (RIN). This document carries the correct RIN.
Capital, Margin, and Segregation Requirements for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants and Capital and Segregation Requirements for Broker-Dealers; Correction
The Commission is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 22, 2019. In the document, the Commission adopted capital and margin requirements for security-based swap dealers (``SBSDs'') and major security-based swap participants (``MSBSPs''), segregation requirements for SBSDs, and notification requirements with respect to segregation for SBSDs and MSBSPs in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
This action adds products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
The Committee is proposing to add a product and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies.
Resubmission of Petition Requesting Approval of Vacuum Diffusion Technology as an “Other System” Under the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received a resubmitted petition from PSD Industries, LLC (petitioner, or PSD Industries), requesting that the Commission approve Vacuum Diffusion Technology (VDT) as an ``Other System'' under the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act). The CPSC invites written comments concerning this petition.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4465-DR), dated 10/04/2019. Incident: Hurricane Dorian. Incident Period: 09/01/2019 through 09/09/2019.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3; Background Check Process for Participation in ITAAC Proceeding
In approximately 4 to 7 months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will publish in the Federal Register a notice of intended operation, which will allow the public to submit requests for hearing regarding the licensee's conformance with the acceptance criteria in the combined license (COL) for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Unit 3. These acceptance criteria are part of the inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) included in the COL. If a member of the public believes access to Safeguards Information (SGI) is necessary to file a hearing request, then members of the public must satisfy several standards, including a determination by the NRC that they are ``trustworthy and reliable.'' Because the background checks used to support trustworthiness and reliability determinations take some time to complete, the NRC is providing this ``pre-clearance'' process, by which members of the public may initiate background checks to be completed by an investigative agency well before the hearing process begins. Also, the NRC will hold a public information meeting on the ITAAC hearing process.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of Texas
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-4466-DR), dated 10/04/2019. Incident: Tropical Storm Imelda. Incident Period: 09/17/2019 through 09/23/2019.
Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Duke Energy Florida, LLC; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by the Duke Energy Florida, LLC (DEF), on behalf of itself and ADP [Accelerated Decommissioning Partners] CR3, LLC (ADP CR3) (together the Applicants), on June 14, 2019. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Facility Operating License No. DPR-72 for Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR-3) and the general license for the CR-3 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the current holder, DEF, to ADP CR3 which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADP, LLC. The NRC is also considering amending the facility operating licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
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 Argon Plasma Coagulation System Probes, Their Components, and Other Argon Plasma Coagulation System Components for use Therewith, DN 3414; 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission or Agency) proposes to add a new system of records, FCC/WCB-2, Toll Free Number Auction System, to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records maintained by the Agency. As its initial undertaking, the system will collect and process the bidder information necessary to administer the auction of approximately 17,000 numbers in the 833 toll free code (``833 Auction''). The FCC has established Somos, Inc., the Toll Free Numbering Administrator (``Somos''), as the auctioneer of the 833 Auction.
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (the ``Commission'') is an independent adjudicatory agency that provides hearings and appellate review of cases arising under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. On December 28, 2010, the Commission published a final rule which set forth procedures for simplified proceedings. The Commission implemented the simplified proceedings rule as a pilot program. After evaluating the pilot program, the Commission has determined that withdrawal of the simplified proceedings rule is necessary at this time.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
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.
Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces, and provides an agenda for, the first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's (Commission) re-chartered Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE). The charter for the ACDDE has been renewed for a two-year period beginning July 5, 2019.
NASA Advisory Council; STEM Engagement Committee; Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Request for Petitions for Duty Suspensions and Reductions
As required by section 3(b)(1) of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, the Commission is publishing notice requesting members of the public who can demonstrate that they are likely beneficiaries of duty suspensions or reductions to submit petitions for duty suspensions and reductions. Consistent with the Act, the Commission will accept petitions submitted during the 60-day period beginning on October 11, 2019, and ending at 5:15 p.m. EST on December 10, 2019. All petitions must be submitted via the Commission's designated secure web portal. At a later date the Commission will publish notice of the opportunity for the public to submit comments on the petitions filed.
Rescission of Effective-Upon-Filing Procedure for NMS Plan Fee Amendments
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'' or ``SEC'') is proposing to amend Regulation NMS under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') to rescind a provision that allows a proposed amendment to a national market system plan (``NMS plan'') to become effective upon filing if the proposed amendment establishes or changes a fee or other charge. As a result of rescinding the provision, such a proposed amendment instead would be subject to the procedures set forth in Rule 608(b)(1) and (2) that require the Commission to publish the proposed amendment, provide an opportunity for public comment, and preclude a proposed amendment from becoming effective unless approved by the Commission (the ``standard procedure'').
Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is finalizing its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations, in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
Promoting Telehealth in Rural America
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) takes a variety of measures to promote transparency and predictability, and further the efficient allocation of limited Rural Health Care Program resources while guarding against waste, fraud and abuse.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
NARA proposes to renew an information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collection includes NA Form 16016, Limited Facility Report, which we use to review the facility, environment, and staffing capabilities of non-NARA organizations that wish to borrow a National Archives traveling exhibit. We invite you to comment on this information collection.
NASA Advisory Council; Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee; Meeting.
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Technology, Innovation and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC.
Information Collection: NRC Form 850, Request for Contractor Assignment(s)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 850, ``Request for Contractor Assignment(s).''
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Suspension of Anti-Dumping Investigation
The Commission hereby gives notice that the final phase of its antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico is suspended. The subject investigation was resumed on May 7, 2019, to determine whether 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 fresh tomatoes from Mexico preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be sold at less than fair value (``LTFV'') (84 FR 27805, June 14, 2019). On September 24, 2019, Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of the suspension of its antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico (84 FR 49987). The basis for the suspension is an agreement between Commerce and representatives of Mexican producers/exporters accounting for substantially all fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico into the United States.
New Postal Products
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated 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 permit applications received.