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Form PF; Reporting Requirements for All Filers and Large Hedge Fund Advisers
Document Number: C1-2022-17724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-19345
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Web-Based Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-19330
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is providing notice of the first meeting of the GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee (hereinafter ``the Committee'' or ``the GAP FAC'') in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This meeting will be open to the public. Information on attending and providing written public comment is under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Employee Indemnification Regulations
Document Number: 2022-19322
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (operating as AmeriCorps), is finalizing regulations to indemnify AmeriCorps employees who, because of conduct taken within the scope of employment with AmeriCorps, have a verdict, judgment, monetary award, or personal damages claim issued against them that is not otherwise covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act. These regulations set out how AmeriCorps employees may request indemnification or settlement of a claim and the circumstances in which AmeriCorps may approve indemnification or settlement of a claim.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Candidate Country Report for Fiscal Year 2023
Document Number: 2022-19267
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 requires the Millennium Challenge Corporation to publish a report that identifies countries that are ``candidate countries'' for Millennium Challenge Account assistance during fiscal year 2023. The report is set forth in full below.
Market Risk Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on September 28, 2022, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC or Committee) will hold an in-person public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC headquarters with options for the public to attend virtually. At this meeting, the MRAC will address refining the Committee's agenda and topics of discussion on a forward-looking basis, developments in the digital asset markets and the unique risks of such markets, investor and customer protection in markets with increasing retail participation, the importance of climate-related market risk, and market structure developments, including a possible vote to reestablish the Market Structure subcommittee and a discussion of issues that should be addressed by that subcommittee.
Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority
Document Number: 2022-19224
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
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 collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The 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.
Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2022-19223
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it can further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.
Closed Captioning of Video Programming; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., Petition for Rulemaking; Corrections
Document Number: 2022-19222
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the final rules portion of Federal Register documents published on March 31, 2014, and August 23, 2016. These Federal Register documents inadvertently listed several erroneous cross-references and a typographical error. This document corrects the final regulation.
Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status
Document Number: 2022-19181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: National Labor Relations Board, Agencies and Commissions
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to rescind and replace the final rule entitled ``Joint Employer Status Under the National Labor Relations Act,'' which was published on February 26, 2020 and took effect on April 27, 2020. The proposed rule would revise the standard for determining whether two employers, as defined in section 2(2) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act), are joint employers of particular employees within the meaning of section 2(3) of the Act. The proposed changes are designed to explicitly ground the joint-employer standard in established common-law agency principles and provide relevant guidance to parties covered by the Act regarding their rights and responsibilities when more than one statutory employer possesses the authority to control or exercises the power to control particular employees' essential terms and conditions of employment.
Extension of a Currently Approved Collection; 30-Day Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2022-19147
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Humanities
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has requested that the Office of Management and Budget renew its generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery. This generic clearance fast-tracks the process for NEH to seek feedback from the public, through surveys and similar feedback instruments, regarding NEH services and programs. The public may obtain copies of this Generic Information Collection Request (ICR), with applicable supporting documentation, by visiting www.reginfo.gov.
Information Collection: NRC Form 850, Request for Contractor Assignment(s)
Document Number: 2022-19258
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 850, Request for Contractor Assignment(s).''
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2022-19025
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular monthly 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 (NSHC), notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person.
Subject 30-Day Notice for the “2022 Final Descriptive Report Update” Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-18845
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: 2022 Final Descriptive Report Update. Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by visiting www.Reginfo.gov.
Credit Karma, LLC; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2022-19108
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The attached Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreement that would settle these allegations.
Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2022-19097
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the FCC seeks specific comment on how it might ``further reduce the information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees.'' The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.
Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission
Document Number: 2022-19096
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
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 collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The 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: Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
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 and 71 comments from ten organizations 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.
Affordable Connectivity Program
Document Number: 2022-18293
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) establishes a pilot program, titled ``Your Home, Your internet,'' designed to increase awareness of and encourage participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program for households receiving Federal housing assistance.
Affordable Connectivity Program
Document Number: 2022-17927
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) establishes the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program (Outreach Grant Program), which will provide eligible partners grant funds to conduct outreach in support of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
Notice to All Interested Parties of Intent To Terminate Receivership
Document Number: 2022-19188
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
New Postal Products
Document Number: 2022-19141
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission's consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Periodic Reporting
Document Number: 2022-19131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is acknowledging a Postal Service application for waiver pursuant to Commission regulations as it relates to a workshare discount. This document informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Administrative Declaration of a Disaster for the State of Indiana
Document Number: 2022-19145
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Indiana dated 08/30/2022. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/23/2022 through 07/25/2022.
Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alaska
Document Number: 2022-19144
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alaska (FEMA-4667- DR), dated 08/26/2022. Incident: Flooding. Incident Period: 05/08/2022 through 05/11/2022.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-19292
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2022-19204
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
Document Number: 2022-19179
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In September 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a consumer product safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The standard incorporated by reference the ASTM voluntary standard for infant bouncer seats that had been adopted earlier in 2017 and was in effect at the time. ASTM updated the mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats in 2019 and again in 2022. Consistent with the CPSIA's process for updating mandatory standards for durable infant or toddler products that are based on a voluntary standard, when the voluntary standards organization revises the standard, this direct final rule updates the mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats to incorporate by reference ASTM's 2022 version of the voluntary standard.
Television Broadcasting Services Orono, Maine
Document Number: 2022-19175
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 25, 2022, the Media Bureau, Video Division (Bureau) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (Petitioner), the licensee of WMEB-TV, channel *9, Orono, Maine, requesting the substitution of channel *22 for channel *9 at Orono in the Table of Allotments. For the reasons set forth in the Report and Order referenced below, the Bureau amends Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) regulations to substitute channel *22 for channel *9 at Orono.
Television Broadcasting Services Augusta, Maine
Document Number: 2022-19174
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 13, 2022, the Media Bureau, Video Division (Bureau) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (Petitioner), the licensee of WCBB, channel *10, Augusta, Maine, requesting the substitution of channel *20 for channel *10 at Augusta in the Table of Allotments. For the reasons set forth in the Report and Order referenced below, the Bureau amends Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) regulations to substitute channel *20 for channel *10 at Augusta.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2022-19307
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), this document announces a new computer matching program the Federal Communications Commission (``FCC'' or ``Commission'' or ``Agency'') and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will conduct with the Tennessee Department of Human Services. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of Lifeline, and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), both of which are administered by USAC under the direction of the FCC. More information about these programs is provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2022-19306
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), this document announces a new computer matching program the Federal Communications Commission (``FCC'' or ``Commission'' or ``Agency'') and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will conduct with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of Lifeline, and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), both of which are administered by USAC under the direction of the FCC. More information about these programs is provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2022-19305
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-06
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (``Privacy Act''), this document announces a new computer matching program the Federal Communications Commission (``FCC'' or ``Commission'' or ``Agency'') and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) will conduct with the Missouri Department of Social Services. The purpose of this matching program is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of Lifeline, and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), both of which are administered by USAC under the direction of the FCC. More information about these programs is provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Whistleblower Program Rules
Document Number: 2022-18842
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting amendments to the Commission's rules implementing its whistleblower program. Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') and the Commission's implementing rules provide that the Commission shall pay an award to eligible whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the Commission with original information about a violation of the federal securities laws that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or administrative action or a non-SEC related action. The amendments: expand the scope of related actions eligible for an award under the Commission's whistleblower program; clarify that the Commission may use its statutory authority under Section 21F to consider the dollar amount of a potential award to increase an award but provide that the Commission will not use any statutory authority it might have to decrease the amount of an award; and make several conforming changes and technical corrections.
Federal Management Regulation; Soliciting Union Memberships Among Contractors in GSA-Controlled Buildings
Document Number: 2022-17949
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is issuing a final rule amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to revise the soliciting, vending, and debt collection policy. The rule will update policies consistent with the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment recommendations to revise the FMR. This rule will clarify that activities related to worker organizing and collective bargaining among contractors' employees working in Federal Government facilities are not covered or restricted by the general prohibition on soliciting, posting and distributing materials in or on Federal property under the jurisdiction, custody or control of GSA (GSA-controlled property).
Certain Portable Battery Jump Starters and Components Thereof; Notice of the Commission's Final Determination With Respect to Defaulting Respondents; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2022-18998
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found the requirements of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, met, based on a complaint filed by the NOCO Company alleging a violation with respect to U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 4,811,656 (``the '656 mark'') and 4,811,749 (``the '749 mark'') by defaulting respondent Zhejiang Quingyou Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd. (``Zhejiang Quingyou'') and with respect to the '749 mark by defaulting respondent Shenzhen Mediatek Tong Technology Co., Ltd. (``Mediatek''). The Commission has determined to issue a limited exclusion order against defaulting respondents Zhejiang Quingyou and Mediatek. The investigation is terminated.
Lemon Juice From Argentina
Document Number: 2022-18997
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Radio Broadcasting Services; Big Coppitt Key, Florida
Document Number: 2022-18989
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends the FM Table of Allotments, of the Commission's rules, by adding Channel 265C3 at Big Coppitt Key, Florida. Channel 265C3 would provide a first local service at Big Coppitt Key, Florida. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 265C3 can be allotted to Big Coppitt Key, Florida, consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's rules, with a site restriction of 14.5 km (9.0 miles) northeast of the community. The reference coordinates are 24-39-34 NL and 81-32-17 WL.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comment: Revision to the Voluntary Standard for Children's Chairs and Children's Stools
Document Number: 2022-18987
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (Commission or CPSC) mandatory rule, Safety Standard for Children's Folding Chairs and Children's Folding Stools, incorporates by reference ASTM F2613-21, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Children's Chairs and Stools. The Commission has received notice of a revision to this incorporated voluntary standard. CPSC seeks comment on whether the revision improves the safety of the consumer products covered by the standard.
Certain Solar Power Optimizers, Inverters, and Components Thereof; Notice of Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2022-18971
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 28, 2022, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Ampt, LLC of Fort Collins, Colorado. The complaint was supplemented by letters on August 4, 11, and 15, 2022. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain solar power optimizers, inverters, and components thereof by reason of the infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,673,630 (``the '630 patent'') and U.S. Patent 11,289,917 (``the '917 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists and/or is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2022-18970
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (``OIRA''), of the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''), for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
John Hancock Asset-Based Lending Fund, et al.
Document Number: 2022-18968
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-02
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions