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Commission Delegated Authority Provisions and Technical AmendmentsRule2017-1324306/26/2017COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting final rules to establish new and amend certain existing delegations of authority to Commission staff. The Commission is also adopting amendments … The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting final rules to establish new and amend certain existing delegations of authority to Commission staff. The Commission is also adopting amendments to update statutory authority citations and correct limited typographical and technical errors in certain rules.commission-delegated-authority-provisions-and-technical-amendmentsFR-Doc-2017-13243
RecordkeepingRule2017-1101405/30/2017COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending the recordkeeping obligations set forth in Commission regulations along with corresponding technical changes to certain provisions regarding retention of oral … The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending the recordkeeping obligations set forth in Commission regulations along with corresponding technical changes to certain provisions regarding retention of oral communications and record retention requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants, respectively. The amendments modernize and make technology neutral the form and manner in which regulatory records must be kept, as well as rationalize the rule text for ease of understanding for those persons required to keep records pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act (the ``CEA'' or ``Act'') and regulations promulgated by the Commission thereunder. The amendments do not alter any existing requirements regarding the types of regulatory records to be inspected, produced, and maintained set forth in other Commission regulations.recordkeepingFR-Doc-2017-11014
Organization and Delegation of Powers and DutiesRule2017-0841604/26/2017DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentThe Office of the Secretary of Transportation is updating the regulations that govern the organization of DOT to clarify the responsibilities of certain OST officials and their relationships with senior leaders throughout DOT. These … The Office of the Secretary of Transportation is updating the regulations that govern the organization of DOT to clarify the responsibilities of certain OST officials and their relationships with senior leaders throughout DOT. These updates will ensure that heads of DOT operating administrations have the benefit of input from OST officials in carrying out their management responsibilities.organization-and-delegation-of-powers-and-dutiesFR-Doc-2017-08416
Office RelocationRule2017-0551703/21/2017DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentOn November 1, 2016, the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), which is now part of the FAA Office of Adjudication, relocated to a new address different from the one listed in its Procedural Regulations. This rule … On November 1, 2016, the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA), which is now part of the FAA Office of Adjudication, relocated to a new address different from the one listed in its Procedural Regulations. This rule updates the address for ODRA filings by hand delivery, courier or other form of in-person delivery and the address for ODRA filings by U.S. Mail. The telephone and facsimile numbers are unchanged.office-relocationFR-Doc-2017-05517
Delegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal AssistanceRule2017-0295502/14/2017DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under tre … The Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive agreements between the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director and Deputy Directors of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This final rule will expand the scope of persons to whom this authority may be re- delegated to include OIA's Associate Directors.delegation-of-authority-concerning-mutual-legal-assistanceFR-Doc-2017-02955
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary PenaltiesRule2017-0163702/10/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury (``Department'' or ``Treasury'') publishes this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 … The Department of the Treasury (``Department'' or ``Treasury'') publishes this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as 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 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). This rule adjusts CMPs within the jurisdiction of certain components of the Department to the maximum amount required by the Act.inflation-adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penaltiesFR-Doc-2017-01637
Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 AmendmentsRule2016-3050201/23/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentAs part of its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is revising certain of its rules to remove outdated or otherwise unnecessary provisions … As part of its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is revising certain of its rules to remove outdated or otherwise unnecessary provisions. Specifically, the OCC is: revising certain licensing rules related to chartering applications, business combinations involving Federal mutual savings associations, and notices for changes in permanent capital; clarifying national bank director oath requirements; revising certain fiduciary activity requirements for national banks and Federal savings associations; removing certain financial disclosure regulations for national banks; removing certain unnecessary regulatory reporting, accounting, and management policy regulations for Federal savings associations; updating the electronic activities regulation for Federal savings associations; integrating and updating OCC regulations for national banks and Federal savings associations relating to municipal securities dealers, Securities Exchange Act disclosure rules, and securities offering disclosure rules; updating and revising recordkeeping and confirmation requirements for national banks' and Federal savings associations' securities transactions; integrating and updating regulations relating to insider and affiliate transactions; and making other technical and clarifying changes.economic-growth-and-regulatory-paperwork-reduction-act-of-1996-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-30502
RecordkeepingProposed Rule2017-0114801/19/2017COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing to amend the recordkeeping obligations set forth in certain provisions of the Commission's regulations. The proposed amendments would permit recordkeepers to l … The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is proposing to amend the recordkeeping obligations set forth in certain provisions of the Commission's regulations. The proposed amendments would permit recordkeepers to leverage advances in information technology as a means to reduce costs associated with the retention and production of paper and electronic records and to decrease the risks of cybersecurity threats, while maintaining necessary safeguards to ensure the integrity, availability, and accessibility of records required to be kept pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act (the ``CEA'') or Commission regulations. In addition to providing recordkeepers with greater flexibility regarding the retention and production of regulatory records, the proposed amendments would remove the requirements for electronic records to be kept in their native file format and for recordkeepers to enter into an arrangement with a third-party technical consultant with respect to electronically stored information.recordkeepingFR-Doc-2017-01148
International Entrepreneur RuleRule2017-0048101/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security's discretionary parole authority in order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation i … This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security's discretionary parole authority in order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the United States. The final rule adds new regulatory provisions guiding the use of parole on a case-by-case basis with respect to entrepreneurs of start-up entities who can demonstrate through evidence of substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation that they would provide a significant public benefit to the United States. Such potential would be indicated by, among other things, the receipt of significant capital investment from U.S. investors with established records of successful investments, or obtaining significant awards or grants from certain Federal, State or local government entities. If granted, parole would provide a temporary initial stay of up to 30 months (which may be extended by up to an additional 30 months) to facilitate the applicant's ability to oversee and grow his or her start-up entity in the United States.international-entrepreneur-ruleFR-Doc-2017-00481
Changes to Certain Alcohol-Related Regulations Governing Bond Requirements and Tax Return Filing PeriodsRule2016-3141701/04/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations relating to alcohol excise taxes to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act … The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is amending its regulations relating to alcohol excise taxes to implement certain changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act). This rulemaking implements section 332 of the PATH Act, which amends the IRC to change tax return due dates and remove bond requirements for certain eligible taxpayers. Section 332 authorizes a new annual return period for taxpayers paying taxes imposed with respect to distilled spirits, wines, and beer on a deferred basis who reasonably expect to be liable for not more than $1,000 in such taxes imposed for the calendar year and who are liable for not more than $1,000 in such taxes in the preceding calendar year. Section 332 also removes bond requirements for taxpayers who are eligible to pay excise taxes on distilled spirits, wines, and beer using quarterly or annual return periods and who pay those taxes on a deferred basis. Under section 332, such taxpayers are exempt from bond requirements with respect to distilled spirits and wine only to the extent those products are for nonindustrial use. TTB is soliciting comments from all interested parties on these amendments through a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.changes-to-certain-alcohol-related-regulations-governing-bond-requirements-and-tax-return-filingFR-Doc-2016-31417
Revision of Import and Export Requirements for Controlled Substances, Listed Chemicals, and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines, Including Changes To Implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS); Revision of Reporting Requirements for Domestic Transactions in Listed Chemicals and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines; and Technical AmendmentsRule2016-2896612/30/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Drug Enforcement Administration is updating its regulations for the import and export of tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals, and its regulations relating to reports required for domes … The Drug Enforcement Administration is updating its regulations for the import and export of tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals, and its regulations relating to reports required for domestic transactions in listed chemicals, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, and tableting and encapsulating machines. In accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Drug Enforcement Administration has reviewed its import and export regulations and reporting requirements for domestic transactions in listed chemicals (and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) and tableting and encapsulating machines, and evaluated them for clarity, consistency, continued accuracy, and effectiveness. The amendments clarify certain policies and reflect current procedures and technological advancements. The amendments also allow for the implementation, as applicable to tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals, of the President's Executive Order 13659 on streamlining the export/import process and requiring the government-wide utilization of the International Trade Data System (ITDS). This rule additionally contains amendments that implement recent changes to the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA) for reexportation of controlled substances among members of the European Economic Area made by the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act. The rule also includes additional substantive and technical and stylistic amendments.revision-of-import-and-export-requirements-for-controlled-substances-listed-chemicals-and-tabletingFR-Doc-2016-28966
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of AuthorityRule2016-2997612/21/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) amends its regulation relating to organization, functions, and delegations of authority. The amendments are necessary to reflect reorganizations within OIG.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG) amends its regulation relating to organization, functions, and delegations of authority. The amendments are necessary to reflect reorganizations within OIG.organization-functions-and-delegations-of-authorityFR-Doc-2016-29976
Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section 61003-Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information; Availability of Certain North American Electric Reliability Corporation Databases to the CommissionRule2016-2832212/21/2016DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) amends its regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that pertain to the designation, protection and sharing of Critical Electric Infras … The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) amends its regulations to implement provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that pertain to the designation, protection and sharing of Critical Electric Infrastructure Information. Additionally, the Commission amends its regulations addressing Critical Energy Infrastructure Information.regulations-implementing-fast-act-section-61003-critical-electric-infrastructure-security-andFR-Doc-2016-28322
Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality ActRule2016-3049112/19/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThis rule revises the Department of Justice's (Department's) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The revisions conform the regulati … This rule revises the Department of Justice's (Department's) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The revisions conform the regulations to the statutory text as amended, simplify and add definitions of statutory terms, update and clarify the procedures for filing and processing charges of discrimination, ensure effective investigations of unfair immigration-related employment practices, reflect developments in nondiscrimination jurisprudence, reflect changes in existing practices (e.g., electronic filing of charges), reflect the new name of the office within the Department charged with enforcing this statute, and replace outdated references.standards-and-procedures-for-the-enforcement-of-the-immigration-and-nationality-actFR-Doc-2016-30491
Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney RepresentativesRule2016-2972612/19/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThis rule amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent persons in proceedings before the E … This rule amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent persons in proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The rule also amends the regulations concerning EOIR's disciplinary procedures.recognition-of-organizations-and-accreditation-of-non-attorney-representativesFR-Doc-2016-29726
Capital Requirements of Swap Dealers and Major Swap ParticipantsProposed Rule2016-2936812/16/2016COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to adopt new regulations and to amend existing regulations to implement sections 4s(e) and (f) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), as added by sect … The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to adopt new regulations and to amend existing regulations to implement sections 4s(e) and (f) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), as added by section 731 of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). Section 4s(e) requires the Commission to adopt capital requirements for swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') that are not subject to capital rules of a prudential regulator. Section 4s(f) requires the Commission to adopt financial reporting and recordkeeping requirements for SDs and MSPs. The Commission also is proposing to amend existing capital rules for futures commission merchants (``FCMs''), providing specific capital deductions for market risk and credit risk for swaps and security-based swaps entered into by an FCM. The Commission is further proposing several technical amendments to the regulations.capital-requirements-of-swap-dealers-and-major-swap-participantsFR-Doc-2016-29368
Regulations Implementing the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and Clarifying the FOIA RegulationsRule2016-2881112/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF ENERGYEnergy DepartmentOn June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act of 2016. The Act requires agencies to revise their regulations within 180 days to account for the new statutory mandates. After undertaking a r … On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act of 2016. The Act requires agencies to revise their regulations within 180 days to account for the new statutory mandates. After undertaking a review of Commission regulations in accordance with Section 3 of the Act, the Commission is revising its FOIA regulations to incorporate the statutory mandates. Additionally, this rule updates the delegation regulations with respect to determinations made by the General Counsel in response to FOIA administrative appeals.regulations-implementing-the-foia-improvement-act-of-2016-and-clarifying-the-foia-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-28811
Exemptions To Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities OfferingsRule2016-2634811/21/2016SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionWe are adopting amendments to modernize Rule 147 under the Securities Act of 1933, which provides a safe harbor for compliance with the Section 3(a)(11) exemption from registration for intrastate securities offerings. We are also … We are adopting amendments to modernize Rule 147 under the Securities Act of 1933, which provides a safe harbor for compliance with the Section 3(a)(11) exemption from registration for intrastate securities offerings. We are also establishing a new intrastate offering exemption under the Securities Act, designated Rule 147A, which will be similar to amended Rule 147, but will have no restriction on offers and will allow issuers to be incorporated or organized outside of the state in which the intrastate offering is conducted provided certain conditions are met. The amendments to Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are designed to facilitate capital formation, including through offerings relying upon intrastate crowdfunding provisions under state securities laws, while maintaining appropriate investor protections and providing state securities regulators with the flexibility to add additional investor protections they deem appropriate for offerings within their state. We also are adopting amendments to Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act to facilitate issuers' capital raising efforts and provide additional investor protections. The amendments to Rule 504 will increase the aggregate amount of securities that may be offered and sold in any twelve-month period from $1 million to $5 million and disqualify certain bad actors from participation in Rule 504 offerings. In light of these amendments to Rule 504, we are also repealing Rule 505.exemptions-to-facilitate-intrastate-and-regional-securities-offeringsFR-Doc-2016-26348
Revision of Organization and Conforming Changes to RegulationRule2016-2679911/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this final rule to amend the regulations to reflect organization change in the Agency and to make other conforming changes. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to improve … The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this final rule to amend the regulations to reflect organization change in the Agency and to make other conforming changes. This action is editorial in nature and is intended to improve the accuracy of the Agency's regulations.revision-of-organization-and-conforming-changes-to-regulationFR-Doc-2016-26799
Administrative Rules; Official Seal; Rules Implementing the Government in the Sunshine ActRule2016-2623211/01/2016NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARDNational Transportation Safety BoardThe NTSB makes technical updates and corrects citations in its administrative regulations governing agency organization and functions, delegations of authority to staff members, and procedures for adopting rules, regulations gov … The NTSB makes technical updates and corrects citations in its administrative regulations governing agency organization and functions, delegations of authority to staff members, and procedures for adopting rules, regulations governing the agency's official seal, and regulations implementing the Government in the Sunshine Act. These revisions make no substantive changes.administrative-rules-official-seal-rules-implementing-the-government-in-the-sunshine-actFR-Doc-2016-26232
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