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Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers
Document Number: 2019-27221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on adding a goal of broadband adoption to the Lifeline program, making additional program integrity improvements to the program, and establishing privacy training requirements for entities accessing Lifeline subscribers' personal information.
Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers
Document Number: 2019-27220
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) acts to restore the traditional role of states in the eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designation process. The Commission also acts to strengthen the Lifeline program's enrollment, recertification, and reimbursement processes so that limited Universal Service Fund (USF or Fund) dollars are directed only toward qualifying low-income consumers.
Filing Fee Disclosure and Payment Methods Modernization
Document Number: 2019-23594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing amendments that would modernize filing fee disclosure and payment methods. We are proposing to amend most fee- bearing forms, schedules, statements, and related rules to require each fee table and accompanying disclosure to include all required information for fee calculation in a structured format. The proposed amendments would add the option for fee payment via Automated Clearing House (``ACH'') and eliminate the option for fee payment via paper checks and money orders. The proposed amendments are intended to improve filing fee preparation and payment processing by facilitating both enhanced validation through fee structuring and lower-cost, easily routable payments through the ACH payment option. Finally, the Commission proposes other amendments to enhance the efficiency of the fee process.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27931
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27905
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of Tennessee
Document Number: 2019-27820
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Tennessee Dated 12/17/2019. Incident: Severe Storms associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. Incident Period: 10/26/2019.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2019-27794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 Activity; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-27776
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2019-27771
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. 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 Commission 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 Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2019-27770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 to participate in the OMB program ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Service Delivery.'' The current FTC clearance under this program expires on May 31, 2020.
Certain Microfluidic Devices; Notice of the Commission's Final Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Order; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2019-27759
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has found a violation of section 337 in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has determined to issue tailored remedial orders that permit researchers to continue their work in ongoing research projects using the infringing microfluidic devices as explained in the accompanying opinion. These remedial orders include: (1) A limited exclusion order (``LEO'') prohibiting the unlicensed entry of infringing microfluidic devices covered by certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,500,664 (``the '664 patent''); 9,636,682 (``the '682 patent''); and 9,649,635 (``the '635 patent'') that are manufactured abroad for or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of 10X Genomics, Inc. of Pleasanton, California (``10X'') or any of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or its successors or assigns; and (2) a cease and desist order (``CDO'') directed against 10X and its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, or other related business entities, or its successors or assigns. This investigation is terminated.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2019-27750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 Financial Statements for Holding Companies (FR Y-9 Reports; OMB No. 7100-0128). The revisions are applicable as of December 31, 2019.
4th Tier Cigarettes From Korea; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation
Document Number: 2019-27722
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1465 (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 4th tier cigarettes from Korea, provided for in subheading 2402.20.80 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 February 3, 2020. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by February 10, 2020.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Capital Simplification for Qualifying Community Banking Organizations
Document Number: 2019-27717
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Register document of November 13, 2019, promulgating a final rule that provides for a simple measure of capital adequacy for certain community banking organization had two erroneous amendment instructions. This document corrects these errors.
Certain Movable Barrier Operator Systems and Component Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-27712
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-27704
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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.
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2019-27699
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Information Collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports
Document Number: 2019-27693
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.''
Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy)
Document Number: 2019-27692
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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, ``Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy).''
Annual Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2019-27669
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is updating its regulations to reflect required annual inflation-related increases to the civil monetary penalties in its regulations, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Regulatory Flexibility Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission''), in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, is publishing a semiannual agenda of rulemakings that the Commission expects to propose or promulgate over the next year. The Commission welcomes comments from small entities and others on the agenda.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2019-26577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions the Council plans for the next 12 months and those completed since the fall 2018 edition. This agenda was developed under the guidelines of Executive Orders (E.O.) 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' as amended, Executive Order 13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and Executive Order 13563 ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' The purpose in publishing this agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. Members of the public may submit comments on individual proposed and interim final rulemakings at www.regulations.gov during the comment period that follows publication in the Federal Register. This agenda updates the report published on June 24, 2019, and the next agenda is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2020. The complete Unified Agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov.
Semiannual Agenda of Regulations Under Development or Review
Document Number: 2019-26575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
This agenda contains a list of regulations that the Board is developing or proposes to develop in the next 12 months and regulations that are scheduled to be reviewed in that period.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This semiannual Regulatory Agenda (Agenda) is a summary of current and projected regulatory and deregulatory actions and completed actions of the Small Business Administration (SBA). This summary information is intended to enable the public to be more aware of, and effectively participate in, SBA's regulatory and deregulatory activities. Accordingly, SBA invites the public to submit comments on any aspect of this Agenda.
Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA's regulatory agenda describes those regulations being considered for development or amendment by NASA, the need and legal basis for the actions being considered, the name and telephone number of the knowledgeable official, whether a regulatory analysis is required, and the status of regulations previously reported. The regulatory plan is a statement of the Agency's priorities that describe legislative and programmatic activities, highlight rulemaking that streamline's regulations and report requirements, identify regulations that are of particular concern to small businesses, include preliminary estimates of the anticipated costs and benefits of each rule, and provide specific citation of actions required by statue or court order.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2019-26567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing the Chairman's agenda of rulemaking actions pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164) (Sep. 19, 1980). The items listed in the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for Fall 2019 reflect only the priorities of the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and do not necessarily reflect the view and priorities of any individual Commissioner. Information in the agenda was accurate on August 7, 2019, the date on which the Commission's staff completed compilation of the data. To the extent possible, rulemaking actions by the Commission since that date have been reflected in the agenda. The Commission invites questions and public comment on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries. The Commission is now printing in the Federal Register, along with our preamble, only those agenda entries for which we have indicated that preparation of an RFA analysis is required. The Commission's complete RFA agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov.
Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are publishing our semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This Agenda issuance also contains our annual regulatory plan, which contains information on some of the more important regulatory actions that we are considering issuing in proposed or final form during Fiscal Year 2019. NRC's complete Agenda, available on the Office of Management and Budget's website at https://www.reginfo.gov, is a compilation of all rulemaking activities on which we have recently completed action or have proposed or are considering action. We have completed 6 rulemaking activities since publication of our last Agenda on June 24, 2019 (84 FR 29780). This issuance of our Agenda contains 28 active and 22 long-term rulemaking activities: 2 are Economically Significant; 16 represent Other Significant agency priorities; 28 are Substantive, Nonsignificant rulemaking activities; and 4 are Administrative rulemaking activities. In addition, 3 rulemaking activities impact small entities; the entries for these activities are printed in this document. We are requesting comment on the rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda.
Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The following agenda of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is published in accordance with Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. The complete Unified Agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Publication in the Federal Register is mandated only for regulatory flexibility agendas required under the RFA. Because the RFA does not require regulatory flexibility agendas for the regulations proposed and issued by the Board, the Board's agenda appears only on the internet at www.reginfo.gov. The Board's agenda refers to www.regulations.gov, the Government website at which members of the public can find, review, and comment on Federal rulemakings that are published in the Federal Register and open for comment.
Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Board's Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration regulatory matters as indicated below during the period October 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. The next agenda will be published in spring 2020.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Twice a year, in spring and fall, the Commission publishes in the Federal Register a list in the Unified Agenda of those major items and other significant proceedings under development or review that pertain to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (U.S.C. 602). The Unified Agenda also provides the Code of Federal Regulations citations and legal authorities that govern these proceedings. The complete Unified Agenda will be published on the internet in a searchable format at www.reginfo.gov.
Semiannual Agenda and Regulatory Plan
Document Number: 2019-26554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission publishes its semiannual regulatory flexibility agenda in this document. The document also includes an agenda of regulatory actions that the Commission expects to be under development or review by the agency during the next year. This document meets the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866. The Commission welcomes comments on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.
Introduction to the Fall 2019 Regulatory Plan
Document Number: 2019-26533
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Regulatory Information Service Center, Agencies and Commissions
Publication of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and the Regulatory Plan represent key components of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' January 30, 2017, and Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' February 24, 2017. The fall editions of the Unified Agenda include the agency regulatory plans required by E.O. 12866, which identify regulatory priorities and provide additional detail about the most important significant regulatory actions that agencies expect to take in the coming year. In addition, the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual ``regulatory flexibility agendas'' describing regulatory actions they are developing that will have significant effects on small businesses and other small entities (5 U.S.C. 602). The Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda), published in the fall and spring, helps agencies fulfill all of these requirements. All federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their regulatory agendas as part of this publication. The complete Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan can be found online at http://www.reginfo.gov and a reduced print version can be found in the Federal Register. Information regarding obtaining printed copies can also be found on the Reginfo.gov website (or below, VI. How can users get copies of the Plan and the Agenda?). The fall 2019 Unified Agenda publication appearing in the Federal Register includes the Regulatory Plan and agency regulatory flexibility agendas, in accordance with the publication requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Agency regulatory flexibility agendas contain only those Agenda entries for rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and entries that have been selected for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The complete fall 2019 Unified Agenda contains the Regulatory Plans of 28 Federal agencies and 66 Federal agency regulatory agendas.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2019-27677
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-27664
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions