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Design Review Guide for Instrumentation and Controls for Non-Light-Water Reactor Reviews
Document Number: 2021-04640
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Design Review Guide (DRG) entitled ``Instrumentation and Controls for Non-Light-Water Reactor (non-LWR) Reviews.'' This DRG provides guidance for the NRC staff to use in reviewing the Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) portions of applications for advanced non-LWRs within the bounds of existing regulations. The guidance supports NRC's Non-LWR Vision and Strategy, Implementation Action Plan Strategy 3, which involves developing: (1) Guidance for flexible regulatory review processes for non-LWRs within the bounds of existing regulations; and (2) a new non- LWR regulatory framework that is risk-informed and performance-based, and that features NRC staff's review efforts commensurate with the demonstrated safety performance of non-LWR technologies.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2021-04638
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Procurement List; Proposed Additions
Document Number: 2021-04637
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 2021-04636
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) and service(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Television Broadcasting Services Savannah, Georgia
Document Number: 2021-04635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Video Division has before it a petition for rulemaking filed November 27, 2020 (Petition) by Gray Television Licensee, LLC (Petitioner), the licensee of WTOC-TV (CBS), channel 11 (WTOC or Station), Savannah, Georgia. The Petitioner requests the substitution of channel 23 for channel 11 at Savannah, Georgia in the DTV Table of Allotments. In support of its channel substitution request, the Petitioner states that the Commission has recognized that VHF channels have certain propagation characteristics which may cause reception issues for some viewers, and also that the ``reception of VHF signals require larger antennas . . . relative to UHF channels.'' According to the Petitioner, ``many of its viewers experience significant difficulty receiving WTOC-TV's signal'' and its channel substitution proposal will allow WTOC ``to deliver a more reliable over-the-air signal to viewers. The Petitioner further states that its channel substitution proposal will result in no loss of service. We believe that the Petitioner's channel substitution proposal warrants consideration. Channel 23 can be substituted for channel 11 at Savannah, Georgia as proposed, in compliance with the principal community coverage requirements of section 73.625(a) of the Commission's rules at coordinates 32-3-15.0 N and 81-21-0.0 W. In addition, we find that this channel change meets the technical requirements set forth in sections 73.616 and 73.623 of the rules.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-04631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 19, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) for the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). The PSDAR, which includes the site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE), provides an overview of NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC's (NEDA or the licensee's) planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for DAEC. The public comment period closed on October 19, 2020, was reopened on October 26, 2020, and closed again on February 19, 2021. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period for a second time to provide additional time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments, as well as to allow time for an in-person public meeting on the PSDAR. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR's content and receive comments once restrictions associated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 public health emergency are lifted.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2021-04616
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
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.
Preserved Mushrooms from Chile, China, India, and Indonesia
Document Number: 2021-04613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Information Collections
Document Number: 2021-04610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue the information collections described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID requests public comment on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collections to OMB. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for Disaster Response Cooperative Agreement Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS, operating as AmeriCorps) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Application Package for Disaster Response Cooperative Agreement (DRCA) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04600
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to collect information from people requesting researcher access to archival records. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection.
Music Modernization Act Notices of License, Notices of Nonblanket Activity, Data Collection and Delivery Efforts, and Reports of Usage and Payment
Document Number: 2021-04573
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is amending its regulations governing certain reporting requirements of digital music providers and significant nonblanket licensees pursuant to title I of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act. This amendment adjusts provisions concerning the reporting of information about permanent download pass-through licenses in light of recent requests for accommodations to avoid potential market disruption.
Rand Capital Corporation, et al.
Document Number: 2021-04501
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Request; 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-04482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 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 the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for sustaining USAID-funded programming; the accuracy of USAID's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Proceedings
Document Number: 2021-04398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission's proceeding by Gerard Lavery Lederer and Nancy L. Werner, on behalf of Local Governments and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (``NATOA'').
Investment Adviser Marketing
Document Number: 2020-28868
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'' or the ``SEC'') is adopting amendments under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ``Advisers Act'' or the ``Act'') to update rules that govern investment adviser marketing. The amendments will create a merged rule that will replace both the current advertising and cash solicitation rules. These amendments reflect market developments and regulatory changes since the advertising rule's adoption in 1961 and the cash solicitation rule's adoption in 1979. The Commission is also adopting amendments to Form ADV to provide the Commission with additional information about advisers' marketing practices. Finally, the Commission is adopting amendments to the books and records rule under the Advisers Act.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-04672
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 2021-04507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2021, on ``U.S. Investment in China's Capital Markets and Military-Industrial Complex.''
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2021-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Grantee Reporting Requirements for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Document Number: 2021-04460
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to reinstate this collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Purchase of Next Generation Delivery Vehicles
Document Number: 2021-04457
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Postal Service announces its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the purchase over 10 years of 50,000 to 165,000 purpose-built, right-hand-drive vehiclesthe Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV)to replace existing delivery vehicles nationwide that are approaching the end of their service life. While the Postal Service has not yet determined the precise mix of the powertrains in the new vehicles to be purchased, current plans are for the new vehicle purchases to consist of a mix of internal combustion engine and battery electric powertrains; the purchases will also be designed to be capable of retrofits to keep pace with advances in electric vehicle technologies. The EIS will evaluate the environmental impacts of the purchase and operation of the NGDV, as well as a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicle alternative and a ``no action'' alternative.
Filing Dates for the Texas Special Election in the 6th Congressional District Special Election
Document Number: 2021-04445
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Texas has scheduled a Special General Election on May 1, 2021, to fill its U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 6th Congressional District of the late Representative Ron Wright. There are two possible elections, but only one may be necessary. Under Texas law, all qualified candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on the ballot. The majority winner of the special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, the Governor will then set the date for a Special Runoff Election that will include only the top two vote-getters. Committees participating in the Texas special election are required to file pre- and post-election reports.
Mobile Access Equipment From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2021-04439
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
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-665 and 731-TA-1557 (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 certain mobile access equipment and subassemblies thereof (``mobile access equipment'') from China, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 8427.10.8020, 8427.10.8030, 8427.10.8070, 8427.10.8095, 8427.20.8020, 8427.20.8090, and 8431.20.0000 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 alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. 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 12, 2021. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 19, 2021.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2021-04433
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Smart Thermostat Systems, Smart HVAC Systems, Smart HVAC Controls Systems, and Components Thereof, DN 3535; 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.
Pentafluoroethane (R-125) From China; Determinations
Document Number: 2021-04432
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data
Document Number: 2021-04421
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service, operating as AmeriCorps, has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of Renewed Generic Clearance for OMB Review
Document Number: 2021-04419
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of its existing generic clearance to continue to collect qualitative feedback on agency services and programs.
[Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2021-04411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
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 December 1, 2020, applicant made liquidating distributions to its shareholders based on net asset value. Expenses of $1,500 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by Inversora Carso, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Control Empresarial de Capitales, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), and Banco Inbursa, S.A., Instituci[oacute]n de Banca M[uacute]ltiple, Grupo Financiero Inbursa. Filing Date: The application was filed on December 10, 2020. Applicant's Address: wendell.faria@dentons.com, dpuglisi@puglisiassoc.com.
Auction of AM and FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for July 27, 2021; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 109
Document Number: 2021-04033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA), in conjunction with the Media Bureau (MB), announces an auction of certain AM and FM broadcast construction permits. This document seeks comment on minimum opening bid amounts and the procedures to be used in Auction 109.
Delegations of Authority To Act on Applications for Review
Document Number: 2021-03699
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its organizational rules to codify a uniformly applicable standard for the exercise of delegated authority by staff Bureaus and Offices to dismiss procedurally defective Applications for Review. Bureaus and Offices will have clear authority to dismiss such applications that do not comply with procedural requirements.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-04459
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the forthcoming regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2021-04399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 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. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ``further reduce the information collection burden for 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2021-04397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), this document announces the establishment of a computer matching program the Federal Communications Commission (``FCC'' or ``Commission'' or ``Agency'') and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will conduct with the Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services (PDHS); (``Agency''). The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which is administered by USAC under the direction of the FCC. More information about this program is provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2021-04396
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 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. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it can further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
Asset Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-04394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is being provided that the Securities and Exchange Commission Asset Management Advisory Committee (``AMAC'') will hold a public meeting on March 19, 2021, by remote means. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (ET) and will be open to the public via webcast on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify the contact person listed below. The public is invited to submit written statements to the Committee. The meeting will include a discussion of matters in the asset management industry relating to: (1) The ESG Subcommittee, including a panel discussion on that Subcommittee's potential recommendations of December 1, 2020; (2) the Diversity & Inclusion and Private Investments Subcommittees, including potential recommendations from those Subcommittees; and (3) AMAC's agenda for 2021.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 2021-04391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
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 Louisiana (FEMA- 4577-DR), dated 02/25/2021. Incident: Hurricane Zeta. Incident Period: 10/26/2020 through 10/29/2020.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of Texas
Document Number: 2021-04390
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-4586-DR), dated 02/19/2021. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 02/11/2021 and continuing.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2021-04379
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval the continuing information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.