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Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2020-00185
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-00175
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
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.
Grandfathering (GF) Registration Notice
Document Number: 2020-00160
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists Grandfathering Registration for projects by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Public Hearing
Document Number: 2020-00159
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on February 6, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At this public hearing, the Commission will hear testimony on the projects listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. The Commission will also hear testimony on a proposed policyGuidance For The Preparation Of A Metering Plan & A Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Plan For Water Withdrawals, Consumptive Uses, And Diversions. Such projects and proposals are intended to be scheduled for Commission action at its next business meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 13, 2020, which will be noticed separately. The public should take note that this public hearing will be the only opportunity to offer oral comment to the Commission for the listed projects and proposals. The deadline for the submission of written comments is February 17, 2020.
Polyester Textured Yarn From China and India
Document Number: 2020-00129
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Supplemental Guidance Regarding the Chromium-Coated Zirconium Alloy Fuel Cladding Accident Tolerant Fuel Concept
Document Number: 2020-00124
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) ATF-ISG-2020-01, ``Supplemental Guidance Regarding the Chromium-Coated Zirconium Alloy Fuel Cladding Accident Tolerant Fuel Concept.'' This ISG is intended to facilitate the NRC staff's understanding of the in-reactor phenomena important to safety for the chromium-coated zirconium alloy fuel cladding concepts, as well as to provide guidance for NRC staff reviewing vendor applications. Chromium-coated zirconium alloy fuel cladding concepts are being pursued by several U.S. fuel vendors as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's accident tolerant fuel program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00116
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for an reinstatement of the existing collection requirements under 46 CFR part 535Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984.
TRS Modernization
Document Number: 2019-28445
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) takes action to update the Commission's definition of telecommunications relay service (TRS) in accordance with the Twenty- First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).
Telecommunications Relay Service Modernization
Document Number: 2019-28444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) proposes to: Eliminate the outdated equal access and multiple billing options requirements from the TRS mandatory minimum standards and to streamline Commission processes by ceasing Federal Register publication of state requests for TRS program certification, while continuing to publish these certification applications in the Commission's electronic document management system and on the Commission's website.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International MAGNASTOR® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 8
Document Number: 2019-28375
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC) MAGNASTOR[supreg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1031. Amendment No. 8 revises the technical specifications to delete Technical Specification A5.6 and revise the maximum pellet diameter in the technical specifications, Appendix B, Table B2-3, from 0.325 inches to 0.3255 inches for the CE16H1 hybrid fuel assembly, which includes Combustion Engineering 16 x 16 fuel assemblies. These revisions are discussed in more detail in the ``Discussion of Changes'' section of this document.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International MAGNASTOR® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 8
Document Number: 2019-28374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC) MAGNASTOR[supreg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1031. Amendment No. 8 revises the technical specifications to delete Technical Specification A5.6 and revise the maximum pellet diameter in the technical specifications, Appendix B, Table B2-3, from 0.325 inches to 0.3255 inches for the CE16H1 hybrid fuel assembly, which includes Combustion Engineering 16x16 fuel assemblies.
International Mailing Services: Price Changes and Minor Classification Changes To Go Into Effect on January 26, 2020
Document Number: 2019-28252
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
On October 22, 2019, the Postal Service published proposed product and price changes to reflect price adjustments and other minor classification changes filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The PRC found that price adjustments and classification changes contained in the Postal Service's notification may go into effect on January 26, 2020. The Postal Service will revise Notice 123, Price List to reflect the new prices and Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect minor classification changes.
General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Submission and Distribution of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists
Document Number: 2019-28016
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule amends the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to update GSAR clauses applicable to the submission and distribution of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Price Lists.
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2019-27940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) propose regulations that could encourage banks to provide billions more each year in Community Reinvestment Act-qualified lending, investment, and services by modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to better achieve the law's underlying statutory purpose of encouraging banks to serve their communities by making the regulatory framework more objective, transparent, consistent, and easy to understand. To accomplish these goals, this proposed rule would strengthen the CRA regulations by clarifying which activities qualify for CRA credit, updating where activities count for CRA credit, creating a more transparent and objective method for measuring CRA performance, and providing for more transparent, consistent, and timely CRA-related data collection, recordkeeping, and reporting.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00168
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2020-00114
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2020-00095
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Quartz Surface Products From India and Turkey; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2020-00094
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-624-625 and 731-TA-1450-1451 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether 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 quartz surface products from India and Turkey, provided for in subheading 6810.99.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value.
Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 2020-00093
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (OMB No. 3064-0029; -0030; -0070; -0104; -0204)
Document Number: 2020-00058
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of the existing information collections described below. On October 29, 2019, the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew these information collections. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of these information collections, and again invites comment on their renewal.
Arizona Public Service Company; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Extend Implementation Times
Document Number: 2020-00054
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF- 41, NPF-51, and NPF-74, issued to Arizona Public Service Company (the licensee), for operation of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (Palo Verde). The proposed amendments would extend the implementation time from February 23, 2020, to August 31, 2020, for the NRC-approved license amendments issued May 29, 2019, associated with risk-informed completion times in accordance with Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Topical Report NEI 06-09, Revision 0-A, ``Risk-Informed Technical Specification Initiative 4b, Risk-Managed Technical Specifications (RMTS) Guidelines.'' The licensee is requesting this extension due to unforeseen circumstances.
Seamless Changes for Detached Mail Unit (DMU) and Full-Service Mailings
Document Number: 2019-28505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service is proposing to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]) to require Detached Mail Unit (DMU) mailers and mailers that enter full- service mailings at a Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) to participate in Seamless Parallel by March 1, 2020 and enroll in the Seamless Acceptance Program by February 1, 2021 at all DMU sites. All full- service mailings entered at a BMEU would then be verified using automated sampling and verification processes by July 1, 2021.
National Service Criminal History Check
Document Number: 2019-28489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) proposes changes to existing National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) regulations under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended. These amendments will simplify the NSCHC requirements.
Determination and Allocation of Initial Administrative Assessment To Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective (Initial AA)
Document Number: 2019-28233
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set the amount and allocation of the Initial Administrative Assessment to fund the Mechanical Licensing Collective.
Connect America Fund; Correction
Document Number: 2019-28182
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects errors in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION portion of a Federal Register document reviewing performance measures for recipients of Connect America Fund high-cost universal services support to ensure that those standards strike the right balance between ensuring effective use of universal service funds while granting the flexibility providers need given the practicalities of network deployment in varied circumstances. The summary was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2019.
Cross-Border Application of the Registration Thresholds and Certain Requirements Applicable to Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-28075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is publishing for public comment a proposed rule (``Proposed Rule'') addressing the cross-border application of certain swap provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA or ``Act''), as added by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). Specifically, the Proposed Rule addresses the cross-border application of the registration thresholds and certain requirements applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs''), and establishes a formal process for requesting comparability determinations for such requirements from the Commission. The Commission is proposing a risk-based approach that, consistent with section 2(i) of the CEA, and with due consideration of international comity principles and the Commission's interest in focusing its authority on potential significant risks to the U.S. financial system, would advance the goals of the Dodd-Frank Act's swap reform, while fostering greater liquidity and competitive markets, promoting enhanced regulatory cooperation, and advancing the global harmonization of swap regulation.
Modifications to Pressure-Temperature Limits
Document Number: 2019-28061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing the rulemaking activity, ``Modifications to Pressure-Temperature Limits,'' and denying the associated petition for rulemaking, (PRM)-50- 69. The NRC determined that its relevant past decisions and current policies are sufficient to protect the public health and safety in this area and that the potential benefits of proceeding with a rulemaking do not outweigh the associated costs. The rulemaking activity will no longer be reported in the NRC's portion of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Unified Agenda).
Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection; Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program; Corrections
Document Number: 2019-27644
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission), Managing Director, adopted an Order implementing non- substantive revisions of the Commission's rules to eliminate a redundant provision and modify related rules for consistency with the amendments that the Commission adopted in a Report and Order published in the Federal Register.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00098
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2020-00097
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00090
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00081
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2020-00037
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00008
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') requests that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for information collection requirements of its Affiliate Marketing Rule, which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (``CFPB'') of the provisions (subpart C) of the CFPB's Regulation V regarding other entities (``CFPB Rule''). The existing clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Performance Review Board Appointments
Document Number: 2020-00003
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: American Battle Monuments Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the American Battle Monuments Commission Performance Review Board. The publication of these appointments is required by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.
Submission for OMB Review; Patents
Document Number: 2020-00002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a revision and renewal of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding patents.
Cable Service Change Notifications; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative; Retransmission Consent
Document Number: 2019-28430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on whether to update our rules concerning notice that cable operators must provide to subscribers and local franchise authorities (LFAs) regarding service or rate changes in order to reduce potential consumer confusion. Specifically, we seek comment whether to amend the rules to make clear that cable operators must provide subscriber notice ``as soon as possible'' when service changes occur due to retransmission consent or program carriage negotiations that fail within the last 30 days of a contract. We also seek comment on whether to require notice to LFAs only if required by the LFA pursuant to its statutory authority and whether to adopt several technical edits to the rules to make them more readable and remove duplicative requirements.
Meeting: EAC 2020 Elections Summit
Document Number: 2019-28418
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Election Assistance Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts (NFS Case 2017-N010)
Document Number: 2019-27714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NASA is proposing to amend the NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (NFS) to add new text that requires covered contractors and subcontractors at all tiers to use electronic parts that are currently in production and purchased from the original manufacturers of the parts, their authorized dealers, or suppliers who obtain such parts exclusively from the original manufacturers of the parts or their authorized dealers. If the contractor does not purchase electronic parts as described above, they must purchase the parts from a NASA identified supplier or contractor-approved supplier. The contractor will then assume responsibility and be required to inspect, test and validate authentication of the parts. The contractor will also be required to obtain traceability information and provide this information to the contracting officer upon request. The selection of contractor-approved suppliers is subject to review and audit by the contracting officer.