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

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2019-26064
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Information on a Framework for Analyzing the Effects of FDIC Regulatory Actions
Document Number: 2019-25928
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is seeking comment on approaches it is considering to analyze the effects of its regulatory actions. The FDIC views analysis of the effects of regulatory actions and alternatives as an important part of a credible and transparent rulemaking process. The comments received will help the FDIC to strengthen its analysis of regulatory actions.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2019-25900
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
CPSC Forum on Crib Bumpers
Document Number: 2019-25890
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a public forum on crib bumpers. We invite interested parties to attend the forum and make presentations.
Sugar From Mexico; Institution of Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2019-25873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether termination of the suspension investigation on sugar from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25868
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25867
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25866
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-25860
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission extends the comment and reply comment period of the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking portion of the proceeding that was released on August 27, 2019.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2019-25855
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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 South Dakota (FEMA-4463-DR), dated 09/23/2019. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 05/21/2019 through 06/07/2019.
Certain Balanced Armature Devices, Products Containing Same, and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25852
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 29, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Knowles Corporation of Itasca, Illinois; Knowles Electronics, LLC of Itasca, Illinois; and Knowles Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of China. Supplements to the complaint were filed on September 18 and November 5, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, and in the sale of certain balanced armature devices, products containing same, and components thereof by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure a domestic industry. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order or, in the alternative, limited exclusion orders, and cease and desist orders.
Certain Color Intraoral Scanners and Related Hardware and Software; Notice of a Commission Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25849
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm, with modified reasoning, the final initial determination's (``ID'') finding of no violation of section 337 has occurred.
Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2019-25847
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to reflect internal organizational changes and make conforming amendments. These changes include removing all references to the Office of New Reactors because that office has merged with the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, changing the names of divisions that are affected by the reorganization of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and making conforming amendments throughout the regulations to reflect the office merger and the office reorganization. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive amendments to the NRC's regulations.
Committee Management; Renewal
Document Number: 2019-25843
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2019-25842
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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, with revision, the Report of Selected Balance Sheet Items for Discount Window Borrowers (FR 2046; OMB No. 7100-0289). The revisions are applicable immediately.
Product Change-Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2019-25830
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2019-25825
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at, oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2019-25822
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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, with revision, the Interchange Transaction Fees Survey. The revisions are applicable as of the collection of calendar year 2019.
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2019-25817
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Music Modernization Act Implementing Regulations for the Blanket License for Digital Uses and Mechanical Licensing Collective: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-25805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written reply comments in response to its September 24, 2019 notification of inquiry regarding implementation regulations for the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2019-25768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to amend the agency's regulation requiring appraisals for certain real estate-related transactions. The proposed rule would increase the threshold level below which appraisals would not be required for residential real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. Consistent with the requirement for other transactions that fall below applicable appraisal thresholds, federally insured credit unions (FICUs) would be required to obtain written estimates of market value of the real estate collateral that is consistent with safe and sound banking practices in lieu of an appraisal. For easier reference, the proposed rule would explicitly incorporate the existing statutory requirement that appraisals be subject to appropriate review for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This proposal is consistent with the final rule, effective on October 9, 2019, issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (other banking agencies) that increases the threshold level at or below which appraisals are not required for residential real estate transactions from $250,000 to $400,000.
National Defense Authorization Acts of 2016 and 2017, Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015, and Other Small Business Government Contracting
Document Number: 2019-25517
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its regulations to implement several provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) of 2016 and 2017 and the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (RISE Act), as well as to clarify existing regulations. This rule clarifies that contracting officers have the authority to request information in connection with a contractor's compliance with applicable limitations on subcontracting clauses; provides exclusions for purposes of compliance with the limitations on subcontracting for certain contracts performed outside of the United States, for environmental remediation contracts, and for information technology service acquisitions that require substantial cloud computing; requires a prime contractor with a commercial subcontracting plan to include indirect costs in its subcontracting goals; establishes that failure to provide timely subcontracting reports may constitute a material breach of the contract; clarifies the requirements for size and status recertification; and limits the scope of Procurement Center Representative (PCR) reviews of Department of Defense acquisitions performed outside of the United States and its territories. This rule also authorizes agencies to receive double credit for small business goaling achievements as announced in SBA's scorecard for local area small business set-asides in connection with a disaster. Finally, SBA is removing the kit assembler exception to the non-manufacturer rule.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2019-25806
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund, et al.
Document Number: 2019-25798
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council
Document Number: 2019-25791
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, December 11, 2019, and Thursday, December 12, 2019, to discuss an introduction to TVA, its mission and approaches to managing coal ash. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25789
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
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 23, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. The complaint 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 smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,131,497 (``the '497 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,423,322 (``the '322 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,498,753 (``the '753 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,018,371 (``the '371 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.
SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC
Document Number: 2019-25788
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) intends to gather information through the public scoping process to prepare a supplement the to the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on the construction permit related to the operating license application for the SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility. The NRC is seeking public input on the proposed action and has scheduled a public scoping meeting.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2019-25779
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2019-25772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
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.
Humanities Panel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-25770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) gives notice that the Charter for the Humanities Panel advisory committee was renewed for an additional two-year period on November 22, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Day of Service Application Instructions; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-25751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Day of Service Application Instructions for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-25748
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Dissolving Microneedle Patch Technology for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use, DN 3420; 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.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2019-25716
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
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.
In the Matter of Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Document Number: 2019-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Confirmatory Order to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). This action is based on two investigations conducted by the NRC Office of Investigations (OI), that apparent willful violations of NRC's regulations regarding ``Employee Protection,'' occurred. Specifically, two contract employees at Vogtle Units 3 and 4 were terminated from employment in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The NRC determined that these terminations were, in part, because the contract employees engaged in protected activity. An ADR mediation session was held on August 5, 2019, with SNC, and a preliminary settlement agreement was reached. Subsequently, SNC consented to the specific actions listed in section V of the Confirmatory Order and the NRC agrees to no pursue any further enforcement action in connection with this apparent violation. The Confirmatory Order becomes effective upon issuance.