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Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2020-00309
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The NCUA Board (Board) is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum amount of each civil monetary penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action, including the amount of the adjustments, is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Notice of Inflation Adjustments for Civil Money Penalties
Document Number: 2020-00217
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is providing notice of its maximum civil money penalties as adjusted for inflation.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2020-00170
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 189.a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 17, 2019, to December 30, 2019. This notice also incorporates the revised biweekly format as noticed in the Federal Register on December 3, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on December 31, 2019.
Rules of Practice for Hearings
Document Number: 2020-00161
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') is issuing a final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil money penalty (``CMP'') provided by law within its jurisdiction to account for inflation as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Inspection Service Authority; Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2020-00028
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
This document updates postal regulations by implementing inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties that may be imposed under consumer protection and mailability provisions enforced by the Postal Service pursuant to the Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act and the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. These adjustments are required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This document includes the adjustments for 2020 for statutory civil monetary penalties subject to the 2015 Act.
Modernizing Suspension and Debarment
Document Number: 2019-28490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (the FCC or Commission) proposes to adopt new rules consistent with Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Government Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)(the Guidelines). The Commission proposes that such new rules be applied to transactions under the Universal Service Fund (USF) and Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) programs and the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). The Commission also proposes certain modifications to the Guidelines, including as appropriate transitional mechanisms for situations in which the suspended or debarred entity may be the sole source for the service involved. The Commission proposes that any new rules for suspension and debarment be put into a new Part 16 in title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00373
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2020-00324
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
As required by Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, entitled the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Railroad Retirement Board (Board) hereby publishes its 2020 annual adjustment of civil penalties for inflation.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties To Reflect Inflation-2020
Document Number: 2020-00313
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending its rule governing the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties to adjust for inflation. This rule sets forth the maximum, inflation-adjusted dollar amount for civil monetary penalties (CMPs) assessable for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commission rules, regulations, and orders thereunder. The rule, as amended, implements the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended.
Kayne Anderson MLP/Midstream Investment Company, et al.
Document Number: 2020-00312
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2020-00306
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is publishing this notice (the ``Notice'') pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``2015 Act''). This Act requires all agencies to annually adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties that can be imposed under the statutes administered by the agency and publish the adjusted amounts in the Federal Register. This Notice sets forth the annual inflation adjustment of the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') administered by the Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Exchange Act''), the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and certain penalties under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. These amounts are effective beginning on January 15, 2020, and will apply to all penalties imposed after that date for violations of the aforementioned statutes that occurred after November 2, 2015.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2020-00294
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Commission, 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 15 each year.
Holtec Pilgrim, LLC; Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2020-00285
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a request from the licensee that would permit Holtec Pilgrim, LLC and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC to reduce the required level of primary offsite liability insurance from $450 million to $100 million and to eliminate the requirement to carry secondary financial protection for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities
Document Number: 2020-00284
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the revision of an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2020-00278
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2020-00277
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment To Refresh the Record on Truth-in-Billing Rules To Ensure Protections for All Consumers of Voice Services
Document Number: 2020-00260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission, via the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau), seeks to refresh the record on two issues related to the Commission's truth-in-billing rules. Specifically, the Bureau seeks additional comment on proposals to extend the truth-in-billing rules to providers of interconnected Voice over internet Protocol (VoIP) services and to require carriers to separate government-mandated charges from other charges on consumers' telephone bills. The Bureau also seeks additional comment on how to define ``government-mandated charge'' for these purposes.
Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2020-00149
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF or Foundation) is providing notice of its adjusted maximum civil monetary penalties, effective January 15, 2020. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act).
Civil Penalties Adjustment for 2020
Document Number: 2020-00121
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) that may be imposed for violations of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA) and the NEA's Restrictions on Lobbying to reflect the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act). The 2015 Act further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act) to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. This final rule provides the 2020 annual inflation adjustments to the initial ``catch-up'' adjustments made on June 15, 2017, and reflects all other inflation adjustments made in the interim.
Connect America Fund
Document Number: 2019-28501
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau (the Bureau) establishes procedures to ensure swift and efficient administration of the voluntary process for the long-form applicants in the Connect America Phase II Auction (Phase II Auction) to facilitate post-auction review of the defined deployment obligations (and associated support) on a state-by-state basis when the total number of actual locations in eligible areas is less than the number of funded locations.
SBA Supervised Lenders Application Process
Document Number: 2019-28500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to update the regulations applicable to Small Business Lending Companies (SBLCs) and state-regulated lenders (Non-Federally Regulated Lenders (NFRLs)) in order to improve efficiencies and potentially reduce costs related to the application and review process. The rule proposes to establish a comprehensive application and review process for SBLC and NFRL applicants (collectively referred to as SBA Supervised Lenders), including for transactions involving a change of ownership or control, and to clarify and incorporate into the regulations the factors SBA considers in its evaluation of an application. The rule also proposes to address SBA's requirements for the minimum amount of capital needed to be maintained by SBA Supervised Lenders, some of which have not been updated since 1996.
New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products
Document Number: 2019-28488
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 9, 2019, the Postal Service\TM\ filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective January 26, 2020. This final rule contains the revisions to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to implement the changes coincident with the price adjustments and other minor DMM changes.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00342
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00340
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: National Council on Disability, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00311
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2020-00250
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF or Foundation) is providing notice of its adjusted maximum civil monetary penalties, effective January 15, 2020. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act).
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 2020-00237
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
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 January 23, 2020 on ``China's Quest for Capital: Motivations, Methods, and Implications.''
Notice on Penalty Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2020-00236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration is giving notice of its updated maximum civil monetary penalties. These amounts are effective from January 15, 2020 through January 14, 2021. These figures represent an annual adjustment for inflation. The updated figures and notification are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act).
Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Panel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-00235
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities will hold a meeting of the Arts and Artifacts Domestic Indemnity Panel.
Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure
Document Number: 2020-00230
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Judicial Conference of the United States, Agencies and Commissions
The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure has been canceled: Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules Hearing on January 27, 2020, in Phoenix, AZ.
Procurement List; Addition and Deletions
Document Number: 2020-00212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action add service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Deletions
Document Number: 2020-00211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to delete services previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-00209
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
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) 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 that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC
Document Number: 2020-00208
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 8, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepted and docketed an application submitted by SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC (SHINE), dated July 17, 2019, filed pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC's regulations, for an operating license for the SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility. In accordance with the NRC's regulations, any persons whose interest may be affected by the issuance of an operating license to SHINE may file a request for a hearing and petition for leave to intervene with respect to the action. Because the license application contains Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) and Safeguards Information (SGI), an included Order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation.
Consolidation of Mentor Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-00169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2019. The comment period is scheduled to close on January 17, 2020. SBA is extending the comment period an additional 21 days in response to the significant level of interest generated by the proposed rule and requests from multiple stakeholders for an extension. Given the scope of the proposed rule and the nature of the issues raised by the comments received to date, SBA believes that affected businesses need more time to review the proposal and prepare their comments.
American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016: Notice of Publication of Petitions For Duty Suspensions and Reductions and Related Disclosure Forms, and Notice of Request for Comments on Those Petitions and Disclosure Forms
Document Number: 2020-00100
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by section 3(b)(3) of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, the Commission has published on its website at https://mtbps.usitc.gov the petitions for duty suspensions and reductions and related disclosure forms (hereafter collectively referred to as ``petitions'') that were filed according to requirements. The Commission is now requesting that members of the public submit comments to the Commission on those petitions by the close of business on February 24, 2020. All comments must be submitted via the Commission's designated secure web portal. The Commission will not accept comments submitted in paper or in any other form or format.
Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band
Document Number: 2019-27923
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is correcting final rules that appeared in the Federal Register on October 25, 2019. The published rules contained language stating that certain rules were not currently effective, because the FCC was awaiting Paperwork Reduction Act approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In fact, OMB had previously granted Paperwork Reduction Act approval, and the language in question was unnecessary. By correcting these amendments, the FCC removes unnecessary rules.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00258
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions