Regulatory Reform Initiative
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) is issuing this Inquiry to solicit information and comments in an effort to identify existing FMC regulations that are outdated, unnecessary, ineffective, eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation, impose costs that exceed benefits, or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies. This action is taken in conjunction with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.''
Amendments to Regulations Governing Service Contracts and NVOCC Service Arrangements
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its rules governing Service Contracts and NVOCC Service Arrangements. The rule is intended to update and modernize the Commission's regulations and reduce the regulatory burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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 collection (extensions with no change) described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
FY 2016 Service Contract Inventory Analysis
Acting in compliance with Sec. 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its FY 2016 Service Contract Inventory Analysis. The FY 2016 Service Contract Inventory Analysis includes Background, Methodology, Agency Analysis of Contracts, Contract Services and Agency Objectives, and Agency Findings. This analysis was developed in accordance with guidance issued on October 17, 2016 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Procurement Policy (OFPP). The Federal Maritime Commission has posted its FY 2016 Service Contract Inventory Analysis at the following link: http://www.fmc.gov/bureaus_offices/ office_of_management_services.aspx.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
The Commission is publishing its adjustments to inflation annually, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act). The 2015 Act requires that agencies adjust and publish their civil penalties by January 15th each year.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Presentation of Evidence in Commission Proceedings
The Federal Maritime Commission is temporarily delaying the effective date of its December 22, 2016 final rule reorganizing several subparts of its Rules of Practice and Procedure and revising its rules regarding presentation of evidence in Commission proceedings.
Amendments to Regulations Governing Access to Commission Information and Records; Freedom of Information Act
The Federal Maritime Commission amends its regulations for processing requests for information and records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being revised to incorporate changes brought by amendments to the FOIA under the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The Act requires agencies to review their FOIA regulations and issue regulations implementing the amendments no later than 180 days after enactment.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Presentation of Evidence in Commission Proceedings; Correction
This document contains a correction to the effective date of the final rule published in the Federal Register of December 22, 2016, concerning Presentation of Evidence in Commission Proceedings.