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Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21230
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
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. NSF is forwarding the proposed new information collection submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-21228
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules.
Data Collection Available for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-21222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Small Business Administration (SBA) intends to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the collection of information described below. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, requires federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submission to OMB, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice complies with that requirement.
Certain Jump Rope Systems; Notice of Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order Against Respondent Found in Default; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2018-21221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order against certain jump rope systems thereof of Respondent Suzhou Everise Fitness Co, Ltd. of Jiangsu, China (``Respondent''). The investigation is terminated.
Advisory Committee for Engineering; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21220
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Travel Regulation: Calculating Actual Expense Reimbursement
Document Number: 2018-21156
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The FTR allows agencies to reimburse employees up to 300 percent of the applicable maximum per diem rate under various circumstances including, but not limited to, when lodging and/or meals are not available within the prescribed allowances for a given temporary duty location. The General Services Administration is notifying agencies that the FTR permits two methods of calculating actual expense reimbursement. The information outlined in FTR Bulletin 18-09 demonstrates how agencies may calculate actual expense reimbursement under each method while staying within the bounds of the current 300 percent actual expense ceiling. This Bulletin also provides clarity and promotes consistency across the Government. This Bulletin is located at www.gsa.gov/ftr under the ``FTR & Related Files'' tab.
State of Wyoming: Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority Within the State; Notice of Agreement Between the NRC and the State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-21229
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document is announcing that on September 25, 2018, Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission), and Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming, signed an Agreement as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act). Under the Agreement the Commission discontinues its regulatory authority, and the State of Wyoming assumes regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct material as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the Act and a subcategory of source material or ores involved in extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium milling in the State. As of the effective date of the Agreement, a person in Wyoming possessing these materials is exempt from certain Commission regulations. The exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register (FR) and are codified in the Commission's regulations. The Agreement is published here as required by Section 274e. of the Act.
Heliophysics Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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 (NASA) announces a meeting of the Heliophysics Advisory Committee (HPAC). This Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Director, Heliophysics Division, in the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting, from the science community and other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Nonsubstantive, Editorial Revisions of Rules and Regulations To Correct Authority Citations
Document Number: 2018-21198
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission makes non-substantive revisions to authority citations in its regulations. These authority citations are required by the rules of the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, and their format is prescribed by the Document Drafting Handbook of the Office of the Federal Register. Certain of the authority citations currently in the Commission's rules may not conform to those specifications.
Procurement List; Deletions
Document Number: 2018-21183
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action deletes products and services from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Procurement List; Proposed Deletions
Document Number: 2018-21182
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to delete products from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 2.5.3, Surface Deformation
Document Number: 2018-21165
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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,'' Section 2.5.3, ``Surface Deformation.'' SRP Section 2.5.3, Surface Deformation, was last updated in 2014. This proposed update to the SRP focuses on risk-informing the staff's review in this area on the potential for tectonic or non-tectonic surface deformation that could adversely affect the safe operation of a nuclear power plant at the proposed site.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21157
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will submit the following information collection requests 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.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 2.4.6, Tsunami Hazards; Section 2.4.9, Channel Migration or Diversion; and Section 2.3.3, Onsite Meteorological Measurements Program
Document Number: 2018-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on proposed updates to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition'' (or SRP). The staff is proposing changes to a select number of sections of SRP Chapter 2 taking into account some of the lessons-learned from the flooding hazard re-evaluations performed by the operating power reactor fleet. Specific changes are being proposed to Section 2.4.6, ``Tsunami Hazards''; Section 2.4.9, ``Channel Migration or Diversion''; and Section 2.3.3, ``Onsite Meteorological Measurements Program''.
Public Inquiry on Service Performance Measurement Systems
Document Number: 2018-21136
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently filed Postal Service request proposing modifications to its market dominant service performance measurement systems. This document informs the public of this proceeding and the technical conference, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Steel Trailer Wheels From China
Document Number: 2018-21130
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21126
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Procurement Solicitation Package (FR 1400; OMB No. 7100-0180).
Notice of Permit Modification Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2018-21125
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of requests to modify permits issued to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice of a requested permit modification.
Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978
Document Number: 2018-21124
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Structural Analysis
Document Number: 2018-21120
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Interest Rates
Document Number: 2018-21118
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Administrative Declaration Amendment of an Economic Injury Disaster for the State of Florida
Document Number: 2018-21113
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Florida, dated 09/04/2018. Incident: Red Tide Algal Bloom. Incident Period: 11/01/2017 and continuing.
Ownership and Control of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns
Document Number: 2018-21112
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its regulations to implement provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA 2017). The NDAA 2017 placed the responsibility for issuing regulations relating to ownership and control for the Department of Veterans Affairs verification of Veteran-Owned (VO) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Small Business Concerns (SBCs) with the SBA. Pursuant to NDAA 2017, SBA issues one definition of ownership and control for these concerns, which applies to the Department of Veterans Affairs in its verification and Vets First Contracting Program procurements, and all other government acquisitions which require self-certification. The legislation also provided that in certain circumstances a firm can qualify as VO or SDVO when there is a surviving spouse or an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21105
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies' publication for public comment of a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic and Foreign Offices (FFIEC 031), the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only (FFIEC 041), and the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only and Total Assets Less Than $1 Billion (FFIEC 051), which are currently approved collections of information. The Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income are commonly referred to as Call Reports. The FFIEC has also approved the Board's publication for public comment, on behalf of the agencies, of a proposal to revise and extend the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S) as well as the agencies' publication for public comment of proposals to revise and extend the Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030), the Abbreviated Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030S), and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), all of which are currently approved collections of information. The proposed revisions generally address the revised accounting for credit losses under the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, ``Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments'' (ASU 2016-13). This proposal also includes reporting changes for regulatory capital related to implementing the agencies' recent notice of proposed rulemaking on the implementation and capital transition for the current expected credit losses methodology (CECL). In addition, this notice includes other revisions to the Call Reports and the FFIEC 101 resulting from two sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), effective upon enactment on May 24, 2018, that affect the information reported in these reports and for which the agencies submitted emergency review requests to OMB that OMB has approved. The proposed revisions related to ASU 2016-13 would begin to take effect March 31, 2019, for reports with quarterly report dates and December 31, 2019, for reports with an annual report date, with later effective dates for certain respondents. At the end of the comment period for this notice, the comments received will be reviewed to determine whether the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions to one or more of the previously identified reports. As required by the PRA, the agencies will then publish a second Federal Register notice for a 30-day comment period and submit the final Call Reports, FFIEC 002, FFIEC 002S, FFIEC 030, FFIEC 030S, and FFIEC 101 to OMB for review and approval.
Tapered Roller Bearings From China
Document Number: 2018-21095
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Procedures To Identify and Resolve Location Discrepancies in Eligible Census Blocks Within Winning Bid Areas
Document Number: 2018-21091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, Wireline Competition Bureau seeks comment on several proposals to implement a process for resolving location discrepancies at issue for Phase II auction support recipients.
Regulatory Capital Treatment for High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Exposures
Document Number: 2018-20875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) are proposing to amend the regulatory capital rule to revise the definition of ``high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) exposure'' to conform to the statutory definition of ``high volatility commercial real estate acquisition, development, orconstruction (HVCRE ADC) loan,'' in accordance with section 214 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). Additionally, to facilitate the consistent application of the revised HVCRE exposure definition, the agencies propose to interpret certain terms in the revised HVCRE exposure definition generally consistent with their usage in other relevant regulations or the instructions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report), where applicable, and request comment on whether any other terms in the revised definition would also require interpretation.
Express Loan Programs; Affiliation Standards
Document Number: 2018-20869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is proposing to amend various regulations governing its business loan programs, including the SBA Express and Export Express Loan Programs and the Microloan and Development Company (504) loan programs.
Distillate Capital Partners LLC, et al.
Document Number: 2018-21080
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) proposes to add a system of records to its existing inventory of systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. In this notice, we publish NARA 45, Insider Threat Program Records. In addition, we are updating and republishing Appendix B to add the SORN's system manager and update other system manager contact information in the list of system managers and their addresses that apply to all NARA SORNs.
Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada
Document Number: 2018-21050
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21043
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Approval of Special Withdrawal Liability Rules: Alaska Electrical Pension Plan of the Alaska Electrical Pension Fund
Document Number: 2018-21040
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) received a request from the Alaska Electrical Pension Plan of the Alaska Electrical Pension Fund for approval of a plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability rules. PBGC published a Notice of Pendency of the Request for Approval of the amendment. PBGC is now advising the public that the agency has approved the requested amendment.
Proposal Review Panel for International Science and Engineering; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21037
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21036
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same; Commission Decision To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding; Extension of the Target Date
Document Number: 2018-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (``final ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on July 23, 2018, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission requests certain briefing from the parties on the issues under review, as indicated in this notice. The Commission also requests briefing from the parties, interested persons, and interested government agencies on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. The Commission has determined to extend the target date for completion of the investigation from November 23, 2018 to November 30, 2018.
Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of MONTANA
Document Number: 2018-21004
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of MONTANA (FEMA-4388-DR), dated 08/30/2018. Incident: Flooding. Incident Period: 04/12/2018 through 05/06/2018.
Aluminum Wire and Cable From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2018-20990
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
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-611 and 731-TA-1428 (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 aluminum wire and cable from China, provided for in subheading 8544.49.90 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 November 5, 2018. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 13, 2018.
Amendment to Single Issuer Exemption for Broker-Dealers
Document Number: 2018-20880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is proposing an amendment to the exemption provisions in the broker-dealer annual reporting rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''). The amendment would provide that a broker-dealer is not required to engage an independent public accountant to certify the broker-dealer's annual reports if, among other things, the securities business of the broker-dealer has been limited to acting as broker (agent) for a single issuer in soliciting subscriptions for securities of that issuer.
Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: 2018-20677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
A Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) has been filed in the Commission's Rulemaking proceeding by Kenneth E. Hardman, on behalf of Critical Messaging Association.