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

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23935
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23890
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Meeting on November 1, 2019
Document Number: 2019-23876
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Date: Friday, November 1, 2019. Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Retina-X Studios, LLC; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2019-23809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension
Document Number: 2019-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is seeking public comment on its proposal to extend for an additional three years, the current PRA clearance for its shared enforcement authority with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') for information collection requirements contained in the CFPB's Regulation O. That clearance expires on February 29, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-23796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
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.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-23781
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to withdraw its application dated August 13, 2018, as supplemented by letters dated October 10, 2018, March 25, 2019, June 7, 2019, and October 3, 2019, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 53 and DPR-69 issued to Exelon for operation of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Calvert Cliffs). The proposed amendment would have modified the Calvert Cliffs' licensing bases, including the affected portions of the Technical Specifications and Updated Final Safety Analysis Report to use a risk-informed approach to address issues described in NRC Generic Letter 2004-02, ``Potential Impact of Debris Blockage on Emergency Recirculation During Design Basis Accidents at Pressurized-Water Reactors.''
Filing Dates for the Wisconsin Special Election in the 7th Congressional District
Document Number: 2019-23764
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Wisconsin has scheduled special elections on December 30, 2019, and January 27, 2020, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 7th Congressional District vacated by Representative Sean Duffy. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on December 30, 2019, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report. Committees required to file reports in connection with both the Special Primary and Special General Election on January 27, 2020, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary, a consolidated 12-day Pre-General Report and Year-End Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act, we are issuing public notice of our intent to modify an existing system of records entitled, Claims Folders System (60-0089), last published on April 1, 2003. This notice publishes details of the modified system as set forth under the caption, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Request for Information on Application of the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System
Document Number: 2019-23739
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and (collectively, the agencies) are seeking information and comments from interested parties regarding the consistency of ratings assigned by the agencies under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System (UFIRS). The assigned ratings are commonly known as CAMELS ratings. The agencies also are interested in receiving feedback concerning the current use of CAMELS ratings by the agencies in their bank application and enforcement action processes.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2019-23730
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 5, Second Renewal, to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the subsequent renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41 for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The Turkey Point facility is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (subsequent license renewal) include no action and reasonable replacement power and cooling water alternatives.
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2019-23706
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On September 25, 2019, applicant made a liquidating distribution to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $165,679 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by the applicant. Filing Date: The application was filed on October 1, 2019. Applicant's Address: 3375 Westpark Drive, #472, Houston, Texas 77005.
Public Unit and Nonmember Shares
Document Number: 2019-23679
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is amending the NCUA's public unit and nonmember share rule to allow federal credit unions (FCU) to receive public unit and nonmember shares up to 50 percent of the credit union's net amount of paid-in and unimpaired capital and surplus less any public unit and nonmember shares. This final rule also makes a conforming change to the NCUA's regulations that apply the public unit and nonmember share limit to all federally insured credit unions (FICUs). The final rule follows publication of a May 30, 2019, proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule.
Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements
Document Number: 2019-23560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing amendments to the premerger notification rules (``the Rules'') to clarify how to determine if an entity is a United States or foreign person or issuer for purposes of determining reportability under the Hart Scott Rodino Act (``the Act'' or ``HSR'').
Removal of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Certain Regulations for the Operations of State Savings Associations
Document Number: 2019-23115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposes to rescind and remove certain regulations transferred in 2011 to the FDIC from the former Office of Thrift Supervision pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act). In addition to the removal of part 390, subpart S, the FDIC proposes to make technical changes to other parts of the FDIC's regulations so that they may be applicable on their terms to State savings associations. Following the removal of the identified regulations, the regulations governing the operations of State savings associations will be substantially the same as those for all other FDIC-supervised institutions. The FDIC invites comments on all aspects of this proposed rulemaking.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23810
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23773
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23736
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board, Agencies and Commissions
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23717
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23716
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The Committee reports the NAC. This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning.
In the Matter of Team Industrial Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-23713
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an order imposing a civil monetary penalty (Order) to Team Industrial Services, Inc., (licensee) on September 20, 2019. The purpose of the Order was to document the NRC's review of the licensee's response to the Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty, issued on March 8, 2019. The licensee's response did not dispute the violation but did dispute both the deliberateness associated with the violation and the significance of the violation. The licensee also requested that the NRC not impose a civil penalty. After consideration of the response, the NRC concluded that the significance determination was appropriate and that an adequate basis to mitigate the proposed civil penalty amount was not provided.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2019-23707
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2019-23705
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums
Document Number: 2019-23690
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a modified collection of information under its regulation on Payment of Premiums (OMB control number 1212-0009; expiring June 30, 2021). This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2019-23663
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Florida (FEMA- 4468-DR), dated 10/21/2019. Incident: Hurricane Dorian. Incident Period: 08/28/2019 through 09/09/2019.
Unclaimed Royalties Study: Announcement of Public Symposium
Document Number: 2019-23625
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
As directed by the Music Modernization Act, the U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a study to evaluate best practices that the Mechanical Licensing Collective should implement in the following areas: (1) To identify and locate musical work copyright owners and unclaimed accrued royalties held by the collective; (2) to encourage musical work copyright owners to claim the royalties of those owners; and (3) to reduce the incidence of unclaimed royalties. To initiate this effort, the Office is holding a one-day symposium to provide an educational foundation and facilitate public discussion on issues relevant to the study. Following this symposium, the Office will separately issue Notices of Inquiry soliciting written comments and announcing roundtables, both of which will provide opportunities for public input on the Unclaimed Royalties Study.
Energy Labeling Rule
Document Number: 2019-23505
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, eliminating several obsolete provisions, and making minor corrections.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web V)
Document Number: 2019-23485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations governing the rates and terms for the digital performance of sound recordings by noncommercial educational webcasters and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Amendments to Procedures With Respect to Applications Under the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2019-23082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing amending rule 0-5 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') to establish an expedited review procedure for applications that are substantially identical to recent precedent as well as a new rule to establish an internal timeframe for review of applications outside of such expedited procedure. In addition, the Commission is proposing amending rule 0-5 under the Act to deem an application outside of expedited review withdrawn when the applicant does not respond in writing to comments within 120 days.
Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold
Document Number: 2019-21559
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The OCC, the Board, and the Bureau are finalizing amendments to the official interpretations for their regulations that implement section 129H of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Section 129H of TILA establishes special appraisal requirements for ``higher-risk mortgages,'' termed ``higher-priced mortgage loans'' or ``HPMLs'' in the agencies' regulations. The OCC, the Board, the Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) issued joint final rules implementing these requirements, effective January 18, 2014. The Agencies' rules exempted, among other loan types, transactions of $25,000 or less, and required that this loan amount be adjusted annually based on any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). If there is no annual percentage increase in the CPI-W, the OCC, the Board, and the Bureau will not adjust this exemption threshold from the prior year. However, in years following a year in which the exemption threshold was not adjusted, the threshold is calculated by applying the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W to the dollar amount that would have resulted, after rounding, if the decreases and any subsequent increases in the CPI-W had been taken into account. Based on the CPI-W in effect as of June 1, 2019, the exemption threshold will increase from $26,700 to $27,200, effective January 1, 2020.
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2019-21557
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official interpretations and commentary for the agencies' regulations that implement the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amended TILA by requiring that the dollar threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions be adjusted annually by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). If there is no annual percentage increase in the CPI-W, the Board and the Bureau will not adjust this exemption threshold from the prior year. However, in years following a year in which the exemption threshold was not adjusted, the threshold is calculated by applying the annual percentage change in the CPI-W to the dollar amount that would have resulted, after rounding, if the decreases and any subsequent increases in the CPI-W had been taken into account. Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2019, the exemption threshold will increase from $57,200 to $58,300 effective January 1, 2020. Because the Dodd-Frank Act also requires similar adjustments in the Consumer Leasing Act's threshold for exempt consumer leases, the Board and the Bureau are making similar amendments to each of their respective regulations implementing the Consumer Leasing Act elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Consumer Leasing (Regulation M)
Document Number: 2019-21554
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Board and the Bureau are finalizing amendments to the official interpretations and commentary for the agencies' regulations that implement the Consumer Leasing Act (CLA). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amended the CLA by requiring that the dollar threshold for exempt consumer leases be adjusted annually by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). If there is no annual percentage increase in the CPI-W, the Board and the Bureau will not adjust this exemption threshold from the prior year. However, in years following a year in which the exemption threshold was not adjusted, the threshold is calculated by applying the annual percentage change in the CPI-W to the dollar amount that would have resulted, after rounding, if the decreases and any subsequent increases in the CPI-W had been taken into account. Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2019, the exemption threshold will increase from $57,200 to $58,300 effective January 1, 2020. Because the Dodd-Frank Act also requires similar adjustments in the Truth in Lending Act's threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions, the Board and the Bureau are making similar amendments to each of their respective regulations implementing the Truth in Lending Act elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information
Document Number: 2019-21260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or the ``Commission'') is proposing amendments to 17 CFR 240.15c2-11 (the ``Rule'') under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act''). The Rule governs the publication of quotations for securities in a quotation medium other than a national securities exchange, i.e., over-the-counter (``OTC'') securities. The Commission is proposing to provide greater transparency to investors and other market participants by requiring that information about the issuer and the security be current and publicly available; limit certain existing exceptions to the Rule, including the ``piggyback exception,'' to provide greater protections to retail investors; reduce regulatory burdens on broker- dealers for the publication of quotations of certain OTC securities that may be less susceptible to potential fraud and manipulation, such as securities of certain issuers with higher capitalization and securities that were issued in underwritten offerings; and streamline the Rule, remove obsolete provisions without undermining the important investor protections of the Rule, and make technical, non-substantive changes. The Commission is also seeking comment about information repositories.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23719
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Inter-American Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23688
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23674
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23607
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee, established pursuant to Section 911 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, is providing notice that it will hold a public meeting. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23602
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23601
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23600
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23599
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions