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North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2018-02111
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of NRC special nuclear materials (SNM) license SNM-2507 for the continued operation of the North Anna Power Station's (NAPS) specifically licensed independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) in Louisa County, Virginia. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed license renewal in accordance with its regulations in title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The NRC is also conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license renewal.
NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02110
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions
Document Number: 2018-02109
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Additions
Document Number: 2018-02108
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Large Scale Networking (LSN)-Joint Engineering Team (JET)
Document Number: 2018-02101
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The JET, established in 1997, provides for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interest in high performance research networking and networking to support science applications. The JET reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).
Large Scale Networking (LSN)-Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team
Document Number: 2018-02100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The MAGIC Team, established in 2002, provides a forum for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants with interests and responsibility for middleware, Grid, and cloud projects. The MAGIC Team reports to the Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG). The agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials and information can be found on the MAGIC website at: https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/ index.php?title=Middleware_And_Grid_Interagency_Coordination (MAGIC).
Consumer Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02091
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission announces the next meeting date, time, and agenda of its Consumer Advisory Committee (hereinafter the ``Committee''). The mission of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the Commission and to facilitate the participation of consumers (including underserved populations, such as Native Americans, persons living in rural areas, older persons, people with disabilities, and persons for whom English is not their primary language) in proceedings before the Commission.
Exemptions To Permit Circumvention of Access Controls on Copyrighted Works: Notice of Public Hearings
Document Number: 2018-02086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office will be holding public hearings as part of the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') concerning possible exemptions to the DMCA's prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The public hearings will be held in April 2018 in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. Parties interested in testifying at the public hearings are invited to submit requests to testify pursuant to the instructions set forth below.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2018-02073
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
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-581 and 731-TA-1374-1376 (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 citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand, provided for in subheadings 2918.14.00, 2918.15.10, 2918.15.50, 3824.99.92, and 3824.99.92 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2018-02072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the position of Radiation Oncologist (Gamma Stereotactic Radiosurgery) on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should currently be practicing radiation oncology to include clinical use of the Gamma Knife[supreg] unit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request
Document Number: 2018-02069
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces that it intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a three-year extension without change of the State and Local Government Information Report (EEO-4 Report, Form 164).
Authorizing Permissive Use of the “Next Generation” Broadcast Television Standard
Document Number: 2018-01473
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) authorizes television broadcasters to use the ``Next Generation'' broadcast television (Next Gen TV) transmission standard, also called ``ATSC 3.0'' or ``3.0,'' on a voluntary, market-driven basis. This authorization is subject to broadcasters continuing to deliver current-generation digital television (DTV) service, using the ATSC 1.0 transmission standard, also called ``ATSC 1.0'' or ``1.0,'' to their viewers.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02120
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Farm Credit Administration Board; Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02097
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
Open Commission Meeting, Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Document Number: 2018-02029
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Second Order on Reconsideration to enhance the effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts, including improving the geographic accuracy of these alerts. 3.................. WIRELINE COMPETITION.. Title: Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10-90); ETC Annual Reports and Certifications (WC Docket No. 14-58); Rural Broadband Experiments (WC Docket No. 14-259); Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (AU Docket No. 17-182). Summary: The Commission will consider an Order and Order on Reconsideration addressing the remaining issues raised by parties challenging the Commission's orders implementing the Connect America Phase II auction (Auction 903), in which service providers will compete to receive support of up to $1.98 billion to offer voice and broadband service in unserved high- cost areas. 4.................. WIRELINE COMPETITION Title: Connect America Fund AND WIRELESS TELE- Phase II Auction Scheduled COMMUNICATIONS. for July 24, 2018 Notice and Filing Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 903; Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (AU Docket No. 17- 182); Connect America Fund (WC Docket No. 10-90). Summary: The Commission will consider a Public Notice establishing procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction, which will award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to service providers that commit to offer voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high- cost areas. 5.................. WIRELINE COMPETITION Title: Establishment of the AND OFFICE OF Office of Economics and MANAGING DIRECTORY. Analytics (MD Docket No. 18-3). Summary: The Commission will consider an Order to establish an Office of Economics and Analytics. 6.................. MEDIA................. Title: Amendment of Section 73.3613 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Filing of Contracts (MB Docket No. 18-4); 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 broadcast licensees and permittees routinely submit paper copies of contracts and other documents to the FCC as specified in Section 73.3613 of the Commission's rules. 7.................. MEDIA................. Title: Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative (MB Docket No. 17-105); Amendment of Parts 27, 54, 73, 74, and 76 of the Commission's Rules to Delete Rules Made Obsolete by the Digital Television Transition. Summary: The Commission will consider an Order deleting rules made obsolete by the Digital TV transition. 8.................. ENFORCEMENT........... Title: Enforcement Bureau Action. Summary: The Commission will consider an enforcement action.
Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02026
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announces that on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a rescheduled public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC headquarters. The TAC meeting, previously scheduled for January 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., was canceled and is now being rescheduled with less than fifteen days' notice due to the lapse in appropriations that closed the Federal Government. At the rescheduled meeting, the TAC will: (1) Discuss the scope, plan, and approach for the Committee's efforts in 2018; (2) explore timely topics and issues involving financial technology in CFTC regulated markets, potentially including blockchain/DLT, data standardization and analytics, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and RegTech; and (3) identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for the Day of Service Project Collection Tool
Document Number: 2018-02019
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is proposing to renew an information collection for the Day of Service Project Collection Tool.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-01995
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
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 that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-01994
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
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 that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-01991
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
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 that the agency has made such a submission. This notice also allows an additional 30 days for public comments.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2018-01990
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 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 2015 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-01986
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2017, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Comments: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the NSF, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the NSF's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-01967
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a new matching program with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). This computer matching agreement sets forth the terms, conditions, and safeguards under which VA/VBA will provide SSA with compensation and pension payment data. This disclosure will provide SSA with information necessary to verify an individual's self-certification of eligibility for the Medicare Prescription Drug (Medicare Part D) subsidy (Extra Help). It will also enable SSA to identify individuals who may qualify for Extra Help as part of the agency's Medicare outreach efforts.
Cast Iron Soil Pipe From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2018-01965
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
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-597 and 731-TA-1407 (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 cast iron soil pipe from the China, provided for in statistical reporting number 7303.00.0030 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 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 March 12, 2018. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 19, 2018.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2018-01957
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is given of the appointment of members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-01947
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Mail Preparation Changes
Document Number: 2018-01810
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission adopts a final rule concerning mail preparation changes. This Order amends an existing Commission rule.
State Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-01733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rulemaking would remove the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) regulation on state advisory councils. LSC believes this action is appropriate because the state advisory councils are no longer active and their oversight functions have been replaced adequately by other offices and processes established by Congress or LSC. Executive Orders 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' and 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' direct agencies to review their existing regulations and repeal or revise any that are obsolete or unnecessarily burdensome. Although LSC is not an agency of the Federal government subject to either executive order, LSC regularly reviews its regulations and has determined that this regulation can be eliminated.
Requests for Documents and Testimony
Document Number: 2018-01731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Legal Services Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) proposes to create a rule governing subpoenas and requests for LSC documents and testimony by non-federal litigants in cases in which LSC is not a party. Currently, LSC has no internal or external procedures in place to process such requests. This rule provides the public with guidance on where to send requests and establishes procedures by which those requests will be processed.
CPSC Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates
Document Number: 2018-01452
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule updates the notice of requirements (NOR) for the accreditation of third party laboratories to assess conformity with the prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates. The NOR provides the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). This rule makes the NOR consistent with the regulated phthalates in children's toys and child care articles in the phthalates final rule published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2017.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Institution of a Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2018-01348
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Folding Gift Boxes From China; Institution of a Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2018-01343
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on folding gift boxes from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Certain Activated Carbon From China; Institution of a Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2018-01342
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission.
Deletion of Items From Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02030
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission will consider an Order deleting rules made obsolete by the Digital TV transition.
Amendment of Statement of Organization and Functions; Restructuring of National Labor Relations Board's Field Organization
Document Number: 2018-01921
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
The National Labor Relations Board has closed its Anchorage, Alaska Resident Office because it has determined that closing the office and serving the area with resident agents working in the area, will result in significant savings while continuing to effectively serve the area currently served by this office.
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits Scheduled for June 21, 2018; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 83
Document Number: 2018-01918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications and Media Bureaus (the Bureaus) announce an auction of certain FM translator construction permits. This document also seeks comment on competitive bidding procedures and proposed minimum opening bids for Auction 83.
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 2018-01908
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
BNP Paribas USA, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application and Temporary Order
Document Number: 2018-01905
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Document Number: 2018-01904
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The application was filed on October 20, 2017, and amended on January 10, 2018. Applicant's Address: 61 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4AE, England.
EquBot LLC and ETF Series Solutions
Document Number: 2018-01903
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis
Document Number: 2018-01901
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.174, ``An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant- Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis.'' This proposed guide, Revision 3, has been revised to incorporate additional information related to the evaluation of defense-in-depth since Revision 2 of RG 1.174 was issued in 2011. The proposed revision includes additional guidance on defense-in-depth to assure the defense-in-depth philosophy is interpreted and implemented consistently.