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Authorization of Radiofrequency EquipmentRule2017-2321711/02/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionThe Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its equipment authorization regulations, increasing the Commission's agility to respond to changes in technology and industry standards. This rule consolidates, simplifies, and … The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) amends its equipment authorization regulations, increasing the Commission's agility to respond to changes in technology and industry standards. This rule consolidates, simplifies, and streamlines certain procedures, and removes the requirement to file the import declaration FCC Form 740 under certain circumstances.authorization-of-radiofrequency-equipmentFR-Doc-2017-23217
Children's Products, Children's Toys, and Child Care Articles: Determinations Regarding Lead, ASTM F963 Elements, and Phthalates for Engineered Wood ProductsProposed Rule2017-2198010/13/2017CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fi … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is proposing a rule to determine that certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWPs), specifically, particleboard, hardwood plywood, and medium-density fiberboard, made from virgin wood or pre- consumer waste wood would not contain lead, the ASTM F963 elements, or specified phthalates that exceed the limits set forth under the CPSC's statutes for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles. Based on these proposed determinations, the specified EWPs would not be required to have third party testing for compliance with the requirements for lead, ASTM F963 elements, or phthalates for children's products, children's toys, and child care articles.childrens-products-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-determinations-regarding-lead-astm-f963FR-Doc-2017-21980
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration RegulationsRule2017-2100310/03/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThis rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing a national emergency declared pursuant to the Inte … This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing a national emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural, non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.updated-statements-of-legal-authority-for-the-export-administration-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-21003
Promoting Spectrum Access for Wireless Microphone OperationsRule2017-1744209/01/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission addresses several petitions for reconsideration regarding recent decisions regarding wireless microphones. Specifically, the Commission makes technical revisions to the spurious emission limits that … In this document, the Commission addresses several petitions for reconsideration regarding recent decisions regarding wireless microphones. Specifically, the Commission makes technical revisions to the spurious emission limits that it had adopted for licensed wireless microphone operations in several frequency bands, and for unlicensed wireless microphone operations in the TV bands and in the 600 MHz guard band and duplex gap. The Commission also clarifies output power measurements and how certain antenna-related part 15 rules apply with respect to unlicensed wireless microphones, and revises and clarifies requirements for existing and legacy unlicensed wireless microphones during and after the post-incentive auction transition period. This action promotes the Commission's goal of accommodating wireless microphone users' needs through access to spectrum resources following the incentive auction and reconfiguration of the TV bands.promoting-spectrum-access-for-wireless-microphone-operationsFR-Doc-2017-17442
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain PlasticsRule2017-1838708/30/2017CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is issuing a final rule that determines that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care … The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) is issuing a final rule that determines that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children's toys and child care articles. Based on these determinations, the specified plastics with specified additives will not require third party testing for compliance with the mandatory prohibitions on children's toys and child care articles containing phthalates.prohibition-of-childrens-toys-and-child-care-articles-containing-specified-phthalates-determinationsFR-Doc-2017-18387
Arbitration AgreementsRule2017-1422507/19/2017BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauPursuant to section 1028(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to regulate arbitration agreements in contracts for specified … Pursuant to section 1028(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to regulate arbitration agreements in contracts for specified consumer financial product and services. First, the final rule prohibits covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using an agreement with a consumer that provides for arbitration of any future dispute between the parties to bar the consumer from filing or participating in a class action concerning the covered consumer financial product or service. Second, the final rule requires covered providers that are involved in an arbitration pursuant to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement to submit specified arbitral records to the Bureau and also to submit specified court records. The Bureau is also adopting official interpretations to the regulation.arbitration-agreementsFR-Doc-2017-14225
Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep ProductsProposed Rule2017-0687504/07/2017CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONConsumer Product Safety CommissionThe Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate cons … The Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act, section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), requires the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) to promulgate consumer product safety standards for durable infant or toddler products. These standards are to be ``substantially the same as'' applicable voluntary standards, or more stringent than the voluntary standard if the Commission concludes that more stringent requirements would further reduce the risk of injury associated with the product. The Commission is proposing a safety standard for infant inclined sleep products (inclined sleep products) in response to the direction under section 104(b) of the CPSIA. In addition, the Commission is proposing an amendment to include inclined sleep products in the list of notice of requirements (NORs) issued by the Commission. The Commission is also proposing to explicitly identify infant inclined sleep products as a durable infant or toddler product subject to CPSC's consumer registration requirements.safety-standard-for-infant-inclined-sleep-productsFR-Doc-2017-06875
Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant ProgramsRule2017-0572303/21/2017DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentIn accordance with a directive from the memorandum entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (Memorandum), the Secretary further delays until May 22, 2017, the effectiv … In accordance with a directive from the memorandum entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (Memorandum), the Secretary further delays until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final regulations entitled Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs (Open Licensing), published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7376). The current effective date is March 21, 2017. The additional delay will allow the Department the opportunity for further review of the final regulations.open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programsFR-Doc-2017-05723
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-Accountability and State Plans; Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs; Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActRule2017-0205601/30/2017DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentIn accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017, the Department delays … In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017, the Department delays the effective dates of the following regulations until March 21, 2017: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-- Accountability and State Plans (ESSA Accountability and State Plans), RIN 1810-AB27; Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs (Open Licensing), RIN 1894-AA07; and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.elementary-and-secondary-education-act-of-1965-as-amended-by-the-every-student-succeedsFR-Doc-2017-02056
Support Document Requirements With Respect to Hong KongRule2017-0044601/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThis rule requires persons intending to export or reexport to Hong Kong any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile techn … This rule requires persons intending to export or reexport to Hong Kong any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile technology (MT), nuclear nonproliferation (NP column 1), or chemical and biological weapons (CB) reasons to obtain, prior to such export or reexport, a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required. This rule also requires persons intending to reexport from Hong Kong any item subject to the EAR and controlled for NS, MT, NP column 1, or CB reasons to obtain a Hong Kong export license or a statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required.support-document-requirements-with-respect-to-hong-kongFR-Doc-2017-00446
Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant ProgramsRule2017-0091001/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentThe Secretary amends the regulations of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require, subject to certain categorical exceptions and case-by-case exceptio … The Secretary amends the regulations of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in order to require, subject to certain categorical exceptions and case-by-case exceptions, that Department grantees awarded competitive grant funds openly license to the public copyrightable grant deliverables created with Department grant funds.open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programsFR-Doc-2017-00910
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemRule2016-3166701/05/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports enterin … The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United States roughly five weeks earlier than it would otherwise be available. Aggregate data collected from the steel import licenses are made available to the public on a weekly basis following review by the Department.steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemFR-Doc-2016-31667
340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties RegulationRule2016-3193501/05/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), referred to as the ``340B Drug Pricing Program'' or the ``340B Program.'' This final rule will apply to all drug … The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), referred to as the ``340B Drug Pricing Program'' or the ``340B Program.'' This final rule will apply to all drug manufacturers that are required to make their drugs available to covered entities under the 340B Program. This final rule sets forth the calculation of the 340B ceiling price and application of civil monetary penalties (CMPs).340b-drug-pricing-program-ceiling-price-and-manufacturer-civil-monetary-penalties-regulationFR-Doc-2016-31935
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Presentation of Evidence in Commission ProceedingsRule2016-3074512/22/2016FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionThe Federal Maritime Commission is reorganizing several subparts of its Rules of Practice and Procedure and revising its rules regarding presentation of evidence in Commission proceedings.The Federal Maritime Commission is reorganizing several subparts of its Rules of Practice and Procedure and revising its rules regarding presentation of evidence in Commission proceedings.rules-of-practice-and-procedure-presentation-of-evidence-in-commission-proceedingsFR-Doc-2016-30745
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction LicenseRule2016-2905612/05/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIn this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retro … In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers (in-country) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming changes.amendment-to-the-export-administration-regulations-removal-of-special-iraq-reconstruction-licenseFR-Doc-2016-29056
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio DescriptionRule2016-2864412/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThis final rule amends the Department of Justice (Department) regulation implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by public accommodat … This final rule amends the Department of Justice (Department) regulation implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by public accommodations and commercial facilities, including movie theaters. The rule adds specific requirements addressing the obligations of public accommodations that own, lease, or operate movie theaters to provide effective communication to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or have low vision. The rule requires that movie theater auditoriums provide closed movie captioning and audio description when showing a digital movie distributed with such features unless doing so would result in an undue burden or a fundamental alteration. The rule requires movie theaters to have a specified number of captioning devices and audio description devices based on the number of auditoriums in the movie theater that show digital movies. The rule does not impose any specific requirements for movie theater auditoriums that exhibit analog movies exclusively.nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-by-public-accommodations-movie-theaters-movieFR-Doc-2016-28644
Revised Interim Implementation of Governmentwide Guidance for Grants and Cooperative AgreementsProposed Rule2016-2570211/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the first of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementatio … This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the first of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards. This NPRM removes a part of the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) and replaces it with a new DoDGARs part containing a revised interim implementation of the guidance and establishes seven subchapters within DoD's chapter of the Grants and Agreements title of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this NPRM is to provide an organizing framework for the DoDGARs to make it easier for users of the regulations to locate the content that they need.revised-interim-implementation-of-governmentwide-guidance-for-grants-and-cooperative-agreementsFR-Doc-2016-25702
Definitions for DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations in Subchapters A Through FProposed Rule2016-2569811/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is the fifth of a sequence of six NPRMs in this section of this issue of the Federal Register that propose updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). In this NPRM, DoD is pr … This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is the fifth of a sequence of six NPRMs in this section of this issue of the Federal Register that propose updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). In this NPRM, DoD is proposing definitions of terms that are common to most portions of those regulations, as well as a central location for the definitions.definitions-for-dod-grant-and-agreement-regulations-in-subchapters-a-through-fFR-Doc-2016-25698
Format for DoD Grant and Cooperative Agreement AwardsProposed Rule2016-2569911/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the second of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementatio … This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the second of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register that collectively establish for DoD grants and cooperative agreements an updated interim implementation of Governmentwide guidance on administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards and make other needed updates to the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs). This NPRM adds a new DoDGARs part to establish a standard format for organizing the content of DoD Components' grant and cooperative agreement awards and modifications to them.format-for-dod-grant-and-cooperative-agreement-awardsFR-Doc-2016-25699
National Policy Requirements: General Award Terms and ConditionsProposed Rule2016-2570011/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the fourth of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register. This NPRM proposes to add a new Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) … This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is the fourth of a sequence of six NPRM documents in this issue of the Federal Register. This NPRM proposes to add a new Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) part to establish a consistent way for DoD Components to organize the portion of their general terms and conditions covering national policy requirements in areas such as nondiscrimination, environmental protection, and live organisms. The new part also provides standard wording of terms and conditions for national policy requirements that apply generally to DoD programs and awards.national-policy-requirements-general-award-terms-and-conditionsFR-Doc-2016-25700
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