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Certain Dissolving Microneedle Patches for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2020-00509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 21, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of TheraJect, Inc. of Fremont, California. Supplements were filed on November 27 and December 2, 2019. A first amended complaint was filed on December 10, 2019, and a second amended complaint was filed on December 19, 2019. The second amended complaint 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 dissolving microneedle patches for cosmetic and pharmaceutical use by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,945,952 (``the '952 patent''). The second amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The second amended complaint requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order. Addresses: The second amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205- 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.
Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Conference Calls
Document Number: 2020-00503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of this meeting and these conference calls is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice provides the agendas and schedules for the June 11, 2020 meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the Committee) and the schedule for a series of conference calls for two task groups of the Committee. The in-person meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The task group conference calls are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below under Supplementary Information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the FTC's Consumer Product Warranty Rule (Warranty Rule or Rule). The current clearance expires on January 31, 2020.
Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products From Brazil and China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2020-00465
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
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-636 and 731-TA-1469-1470 (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 wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China, primarily provided for in subheadings 4409.10.40, 4409.10.45, 4409.10.50, 4409.22.40, 4409.22.50, 4409.29.41, and 4409.29.51 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 February 24, 2020. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 2, 2020.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Adjusting Civil Money Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2020-00464
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This rule implements inflation adjustments to civil money penalties (CMPs) that the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (FCSIC) may impose under the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended. These adjustments are required by 2015 amendments to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2020-00459
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) requires the Federal Communications Commission to amend its forfeiture penalty rules to reflect annual adjustments for inflation in order to improve their effectiveness and maintain their deterrent effect. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that the new penalty levels shall apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase, including when the penalties whose associated violation predate the increase.
Goldman Sachs Real Estate Diversified Income Fund, et al.
Document Number: 2020-00451
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Postal Service Performance Report and Performance Plan
Document Number: 2020-00450
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 27, 2019, the Postal Service filed the FY 2019 Performance Report and FY 2020 Performance Plan with its FY 2019 Annual Compliance Report. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Paying Benefits
Document Number: 2020-00332
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans to prescribe certain interest assumptions under the regulation for plans with valuation dates in February 2020. These interest assumptions are used for paying certain benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC.
Revision of the NRC Enforcement Policy
Document Number: 2020-00305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing a revision to its Enforcement Policy to address the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The 2015 Improvements Act amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (FCPIAA) of 1990, and now requires Federal agencies to adjust their maximum civil monetary penalty annually for inflation.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-00304
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum civil monetary penalties it can assess under statutes enforced by the agency. These changes are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The NRC is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum civil monetary penalty for a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or any regulation or order issued under the Atomic Energy Act from $298,211 to $303,471 per violation, per day. Additionally, the NRC is amending provisions concerning program fraud civil penalties by adjusting the maximum civil monetary penalty under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act from $11,463 to $11,665 for each false claim or statement.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2020-00222
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is required to amend its regulations annually to adjust for inflation the maximum civil penalty for failure to provide certain notices or other material information and for failure to provide certain multiemployer plan notices.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Small Entity Compliance Guide
Document Number: 2020-00026
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2020-04, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Trade Agreements Thresholds
Document Number: 2020-00025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to incorporate revised thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-04; Introduction
Document Number: 2020-00024
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-04. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Amendments to Rule 2-01, Qualifications of Accountants
Document Number: 2019-28476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing amendments to update certain auditor independence requirements as a result of recent feedback received from the public and our experience administering these requirements since their initial adoption nearly two decades ago. The proposed amendments would more effectively focus the independence analysis on those relationships or services that are more likely to pose threats to an auditor's objectivity and impartiality.
Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018
Document Number: 2019-28429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to designate 988 as a simple, easy-to-remember, 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. We propose that all telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers be required to implement 988 in their networks within 18 months. We seek comment on these proposals and related issues, such as technical barriers to implementation and costs.
Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
Document Number: 2019-28407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing Rule 13q-1 and an amendment to Form SD to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'') relating to disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers. Section 1504 of the Dodd- Frank Act added Section 13(q) to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Section 13(q) directs the Commission to issue rules requiring resource extraction issuers to include in an annual report information relating to payments made to a foreign government or the Federal Government for the purpose of the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals. Section 13(q) requires these issuers to provide information about the type and total amount of payments made for each of their projects related to the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals, and the type and total amount of payments made to each government. In addition, Section 13(q) requires a resource extraction issuer to provide information about those payments in an interactive data format.
Amending the “Accredited Investor” Definition
Document Number: 2019-28304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing amendments to the definition of ``accredited investor'' in our rules to add new categories of qualifying natural persons and entities and to make certain other modifications to the existing definition. The proposed amendments are intended to update and improve the definition in order to identify more effectively institutional and individual investors that have the knowledge and expertise to participate in our private capital markets and therefore do not need the additional protections of registration under the Securities Act of 1933. We are also proposing amendments to the qualified institutional buyer definition in Rule 144A under the Securities Act that would expand the list of entities that are eligible to qualify as qualified institutional buyers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Re: Information Collection for Innovation Pilot Programs (NEW)
Document Number: 2020-00437
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC seeks to continue its engagement and collaboration with innovators in the financial, non-financial, and technology sectors to, among other things, identify, develop and promote technology-driven innovations among community and other banks in a manner that ensures the safety and soundness of FDIC-supervised and insured institutions. An innovation pilot program framework can provide a regulatory environment in which the FDIC, in conjunction with individual proposals collected from innovators, including banks, will provide tailored regulatory and supervisory assistance, when appropriate, to facilitate the testing of innovative and advanced technologies, products, services, systems, or activities. On November 6, 2019, the FDIC requested comment for 60 days from the general public, including persons who may have an interest in participating in innovation pilot programs, and other Federal agencies, on the agency's collection of pilot program proposals by innovators, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The FDIC received no comments. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to approve this collection, and again invites comment on this new information collection request.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2020-00429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
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.
Order Making Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Adjustments to Transaction Fee Rates
Document Number: 2020-00423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-00419
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice.
Holtec Pilgrim, LLC; Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2020-00416
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
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 minimum coverage limit for onsite property damage insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
Steel Threaded Rod From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2020-00415
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel threaded rod from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
2020 Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Reimbursement Rates; 2020 Standard Mileage Rate for Moving Purposes
Document Number: 2020-00390
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is updating the mileage reimbursement rate for privately owned automobiles (POA), airplanes, and motorcycles as required by statute. This information will be available in FTR Bulletin 20-03, which can be found on GSA's website at https://gsa.gov/ftrbulletins.
670th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2020-00378
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Subject 30-Day Notice for the “USArtists International Program Information Collection”
Document Number: 2020-00362
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the NEA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection for the Survey of American Artists Participating in International Exchanges. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2020-00353
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Audio Players and Controllers, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same DN 3428; 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.
Proposed Revision to Standard Review Plan Branch Technical Position 7-19 Guidance for Evaluation of Potential Common Cause Failure Due to Latent Software Defects in Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems
Document Number: 2020-00350
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on draft NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Branch Technical Position (BTP) 7-19, ``Guidance for Evaluation of Potential Common Cause Failure Due to Latent Software Defects in Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems.''
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2020-00333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-00331
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act, we are issuing public notice of our intent to modify an existing system of records entitled, Financial Transactions of SSA Accounting and Finance Offices (60-0231), last published on January 11, 2006. This notice publishes details of the modified system as set forth below under the caption, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Adjustments to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2020-00314
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is implementing adjustments to the civil penalty amounts within its jurisdiction to account for inflation, as required by law.
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.