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New Postal Product
Document Number: 2018-08253
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
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.
Regulation Q; Regulatory Capital Rules; Correction
Document Number: 2018-08248
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 11, 2013, regarding Regulatory Capital Rules. The Board also published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 1, 2014, to amend the regulatory capital rules to include enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards. This publication resolves an unintended deletion from the regulatory capital rules that was made in connection with the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay Period
Document Number: 2018-08231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
In a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08308
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08293
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-08287
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia
Document Number: 2018-08232
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2018-08227
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2018-08226
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Honey From China
Document Number: 2018-08220
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice to All Interested Parties of Intent To Terminate Receiverships
Document Number: 2018-08213
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct Full Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2018-08203
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on utility scale wind towers from China and the antidumping duty orders on utility scale wind towers from China and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date.
Program-Specific Guidance About Irradiator Licenses and Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers
Document Number: 2018-08190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 6, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About 10 CFR part 36 Irradiator Licenses,'' and Volume 7, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.'' NUREG-1556 Volumes 6 and 7 have been revised to include information on updated regulatory requirements, safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. These volumes are intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2018-08187
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Clad Steel Plate From Japan; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Full Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2018-08160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the review will be established and announced at a later date.
New Postal Product
Document Number: 2018-08148
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
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.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2018-08142
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio Standards for U.S. Global Systemically Important Bank Holding Companies and Certain of Their Subsidiary Insured Depository Institutions; Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity Requirements for U.S. Global Systemically Important Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2018-08066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are seeking comment on a proposal that would modify the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards for U.S. top-tier bank holding companies identified as global systemically important bank holding companies, or GSIBs, and certain of their insured depository institution subsidiaries. Specifically, the proposal would modify the current 2 percent leverage buffer, which applies to each GSIB, to equal 50 percent of the firm's GSIB risk-based capital surcharge. The proposal also would require a Board- or OCC-regulated insured depository institution subsidiary of a GSIB to maintain a supplementary leverage ratio of at least 3 percent plus 50 percent of the GSIB risk-based surcharge applicable to its top-tier holding company in order to be deemed ``well capitalized'' under the Board's and the OCC's prompt corrective action rules. Consistent with this approach to establishing enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards for insured depository institutions, the OCC is proposing to revise the methodology it uses to identify which national banks and Federal savings associations are subject to the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards to ensure that they apply only to those national banks and Federal savings associations that are subsidiaries of a Board-identified GSIB. The Board also is seeking comment on a proposal to make conforming modifications to the GSIB leverage buffer of the Board's total loss- absorbing capacity and long-term debt requirements and other minor amendments to the buffer levels, covered intermediate holding company conformance period, methodology for calculating the covered intermediate holding company long-term debt amount, and external total loss-absorbing capacity risk-weighted buffer.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-08254
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-08221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Deletion of Item From Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08207
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise Section 73.624(g) of its rules to reduce broadcaster reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services.
Product Change-Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement
Document Number: 2018-08106
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
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.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2018-08092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application with three supplements for the subsequent renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41, which authorize Florida Power & Light Company (the applicant) to operate Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate Turkey Point for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for Turkey Point expire as follows: Unit 3 on July 19, 2032, and Unit 4 on April 10, 2033.
Meeting Agenda; April 23, 2018, In Person, 8:30 a.m.
Document Number: 2018-08089
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Jump Rope Systems; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2018-08079
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 13, 2018, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Jump Rope Systems, LLC of Louisville, Colorado. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 jump rope systems by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,789,809 (``the '809 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 8,136,208 (``the '208 patent''). The complaint, as supplemented, 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 a cease and desist order.
Trade Authorities Extension: Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under the Bipartisan Trade Act of 2015
Document Number: 2018-08069
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Having been notified by the U.S. Trade Representative that the President on March 20, 2018, submitted a report to Congress that contains a request for an extension of trade authorities procedures, the Commission, as required by section 103(c)(3)(B) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 \1\ (Bipartisan Trade Act), has instituted an investigation for the purpose of preparing a report to Congress that contains a review and analysis of the economic impact on the United States of all trade agreements implemented between the date of the enactment of the Bipartisan Trade Act and March 20, 2018. The Commission is unaware of any trade agreements that were implemented under the Bipartisan Trade Act between the date of its enactment and March 20, 2018.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-08064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is publishing this notice to comply with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), which requires agencies to submit proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements to OMB for review and approval, and to publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public of that submission.
Certain Arrowheads With Arcuate Blades and Components Thereof; Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2018-08036
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') barring entry of certain arrowheads with arcuate blades and components thereof that infringe the patents asserted in this investigation. The Commission has terminated this investigation.
Improvement of Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
Document Number: 2018-08031
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission takes further steps to expand access to signal boosters by removing the personal use restriction on Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters, thereby allowing small businesses, public safety entities, and other organizations to take advantage of the signal boosters' benefits. Specifically, whereas the existing rules restricted Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters to personal use, the Commission will now permit any subscriberan individual or a non-individualwith a proper registration to use these boosters. This approach will have cognizable public interest benefits by permitting more entities to take advantage of the recognized benefits of Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters.
Improvement of Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
Document Number: 2018-08030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission proposes additional steps to enhance the usefulness of signal boosters in improving access to wireless service while continuing to guard against unacceptable interference to the operations of wireless providers. The proposals are intended to extend additional benefits to users of both Provider-Specific and Wideband Consumer Signal Boosters. Thus, the Commission proposes to expand the service bands on which all Consumer Signal Boosters may operate, develop consumer advisory requirements suitable for any embedded Consumer Signal Boosters (whether Provider-Specific or Wideband), and facilitate enterprise use of both Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters and Wideband Consumer Signal Boosters.
Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets
Document Number: 2018-08003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``Commission'') seeks comment on the proposed repeal of its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Deceptive Advertising as to Sizes of Viewable Pictures Shown by Television Receiving Sets (``Picture Tube Rule'' or ``Rule''). This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``NPR'') provides background on the Picture Tube Rule and this proceeding, discusses public comments received by the Commission in response to its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (``ANPR''), and solicits further comment on the proposed repeal of the Rule.
Requests for Documents and Testimony
Document Number: 2018-07964
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule governs subpoenas and requests for LSC documents and testimony by non-federal litigants in cases in which LSC is not a party. This rule provides the public with guidance on where to send requests and establishes procedures by which those requests will be processed.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-08083
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Open Commission Meeting, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Document Number: 2018-08028
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to ensure that universal service support is not used to purchase equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. 2................... Wireless Tele- Title: Auctions of Upper Communications. Microwave Flexible Use Licenses for Next- Generation Wireless Services; Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auctions 101 (28 GHz) and 102 (24 GHz) (AU Docket No. 18-85). Summary: The Commission will consider a Public Notice that would seek comment on the procedures for the auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service licenses in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands. 3................... International......... Title: Streamlining Licensing Procedures for Small Satellites (IB Docket No. 18-86). Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes a new, alternative application process designed for a class of satellites referred to as ``small satellites.'' 4................... Wireline Competition.. Title: Rural Call Completion (WC Docket No. 13-39). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will adopt new measures, and seek comment on others, to better tackle the problem of call completion and ensure that calls are completed to all Americans including those in rural America. 5................... Wireline Competition.. Title: Regulation of Business Data Services for Rate-of-Return Local Exchange Carriers (WC Docket No. 17-144). Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enable model-based rate- of-return carriers to elect incentive regulation for their lower-speed business data services offerings, and to remove ex ante pricing regulation for packet- based and higher-speed circuit-based offerings. 6................... Media................. Title: Cable Channel Lineup Requirements Sections 76.1705 and 76.1700(a)(4) (MB Docket No. 18-92); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105). Summary: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to eliminate the requirement that cable operators maintain a channel lineup at their local office and seeking comment on eliminating the requirement that certain cable operators make their channel lineup available via their online public inspection file. 7................... Media................. Title: Amendment of Section 73.624(g) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Submission of FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, Used to Report TV Stations' Ancillary or Supplementary Services (MB Docket No. 17-264); Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105). Summary: The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would revise Section 73.624(g) of its rules to reduce broadcaster reporting obligations relating to the provision of ancillary or supplementary services.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2018-08027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
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
Document Number: 2018-08026
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
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.
U.S.-Korea FTA: Advice on Modifications to Duty Rates for Certain Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2018-08015
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt on April 6, 2018, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted investigation No. U.S.-Korea FTA-103-031, U.S.-Korea FTA: Advice on Modifications to Duty Rates for Certain Motor Vehicles, for the purpose of providing advice on the probable economic effect of modifications to the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement regarding the staging of duty treatment for certain motor vehicles.