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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019Proposed Rule2017-2359911/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis proposed rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment and risk adjustment data validation programs; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated … This proposed rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment and risk adjustment data validation programs; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal platform. It proposes changes that would enhance the role of States as related to essential health benefits (EHB) and qualified health plan (QHP) certification; and would provide States with additional flexibility in the operation and establishment of Exchanges, including the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges. It includes proposed changes to standards related to Exchanges; the required functions of the SHOPs; actuarial value for stand-alone dental plans; the rate review program; the medical loss ratio program; eligibility and enrollment; exemptions; and other related topics.patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-hhs-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters-for-2019FR-Doc-2017-23599
Supplemental Standards of Ethical ConductRule2017-2376411/01/2017POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionThe Commission is issuing a set of rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to O … The Commission is issuing a set of rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to Office of Government Ethics standards and accurately reflect the Commission's regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductFR-Doc-2017-23764
Supplemental Standards of Ethical ConductRule2017-2357610/31/2017POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionThe Commission revises its existing ethics rules to replace those duplicative rules with rules that reflect the Commission's current regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.The Commission revises its existing ethics rules to replace those duplicative rules with rules that reflect the Commission's current regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductFR-Doc-2017-23576
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ProtectionRule2017-1559708/02/2017BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing a final rule amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of … The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing a final rule amending the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB Ethics Regulations) involving: Outside employment for covered employees; Bureau employees' ownership or control of certain securities; restrictions on seeking, obtaining, or renegotiating credit or indebtedness; disqualification requirements based on existing credit or indebtedness; and restrictions on participating in matters involving covered entities. The final rule also clarifies and makes minor revisions to certain definitions.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-bureau-of-consumer-financialFR-Doc-2017-15597
Rules of Conduct for Postal EmployeesRule2017-1531107/21/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service is revising its rules concerning employee conduct to specify the circumstances under which a nonbargaining employee may consume intoxicating beverages at an Officer Approved Event or a Postmaster General Approved eve … The Postal Service is revising its rules concerning employee conduct to specify the circumstances under which a nonbargaining employee may consume intoxicating beverages at an Officer Approved Event or a Postmaster General Approved event. This revision is intended to ensure that the relevant rules conform to the Postal Service's existing practices regarding this matter.rules-of-conduct-for-postal-employeesFR-Doc-2017-15311
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
Supplemental Standards of Ethical ConductProposed Rule2017-1061305/24/2017POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionThe Commission proposes rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The proposed rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to … The Commission proposes rules that amend existing rules related to supplemental standards of ethical conduct for Postal Regulatory Commission employees. The proposed rules revise the existing rules in order to better conform to our regulations and accurately reflect the Commission's regulatory role under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The Commission invites public comment on the proposed rules.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductFR-Doc-2017-10613
Supplemental Standards of Ethical ConductProposed Rule2017-1063605/24/2017POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSIONPostal Regulatory CommissionThe Commission proposes to delete its existing ethics rules to avoid duplication and those changes proposed to by the Commission with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics.The Commission proposes to delete its existing ethics rules to avoid duplication and those changes proposed to by the Commission with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conductFR-Doc-2017-10636
Technical Updating Amendments to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure and Standards of Ethical Conduct RegulationsRule2017-1001205/18/2017OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. OGE is also … The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is updating its executive branch regulation on financial disclosure to reflect the retroactive statutory increase of the reporting thresholds for gifts and travel reimbursements. OGE is also raising the widely attended gatherings nonsponsor gifts exception dollar ceiling tied to this threshold under the executive branchwide standards of ethical conduct regulation, but this change is not retroactive.technical-updating-amendments-to-executive-branch-financial-disclosure-and-standards-of-ethicalFR-Doc-2017-10012
Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation Principles (VAAR Case 2014-V001)Proposed Rule2017-0915805/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any p … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Under this initiative all parts of the regulation are being reviewed in phased increments to revise or remove any policy that has been superseded by changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), to remove any procedural guidance that is internal to the VA, and to incorporate any new regulations or policies Acquisition regulations become outdated over time and require updating to incorporate additional policies, solicitation provisions, or contract clauses that implement and supplement the FAR to satisfy VA mission needs, and to incorporate changes in dollar and approval thresholds, definitions, and VA position titles and offices. This Proposed Rule will correct inconsistencies, remove redundant and duplicate material already covered by the FAR, delete outdated material or information, and appropriately renumber VAAR text, clauses and provisions where required to comport with FAR format, numbering and arrangement. This Proposed Rule will streamline the VAAR to implement and supplement the FAR only when required, and remove internal agency guidance as noted above in keeping with the FAR principles concerning agency acquisition regulations.revise-and-streamline-va-acquisition-regulation-to-adhere-to-federal-acquisition-regulationFR-Doc-2017-09158
United States Standards for BarleyRule2017-0894205/03/2017DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThe Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is revising the U.S. Standards for Barley (barley standards) under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) by revising the d … The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is revising the U.S. Standards for Barley (barley standards) under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) by revising the definitions of other terms to remove Six-rowed Blue Malting barley and the reference to kernels with white aleurone layers. Further, GIPSA is revising the barley standards to add the factors injured-by mold and mold-damaged kernels to the subclass Six-rowed Malting barley. Finally, GIPSA is revising the grade requirements for Two-rowed Malting Barley and Six-rowed Malting barley, and removing those for Six-rowed Blue Malting barley.united-states-standards-for-barleyFR-Doc-2017-08942
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market StabilizationRule2017-0771204/18/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis rule finalizes changes that will help stabilize the individual and small group markets and affirm the traditional role of State regulators. This final rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed av … This rule finalizes changes that will help stabilize the individual and small group markets and affirm the traditional role of State regulators. This final rule amends standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements.patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-market-stabilizationFR-Doc-2017-07712
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market StabilizationProposed Rule2017-0302702/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis rule proposes changes that would help stabilize the individual and small group markets. This proposed rule would amend standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open e … This rule proposes changes that would help stabilize the individual and small group markets. This proposed rule would amend standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements.patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-market-stabilizationFR-Doc-2017-03027
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Ethics in Government Act ViolationsRule2017-0062701/24/2017OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rulemaking adopts as final prior interim regulations … The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rulemaking adopts as final prior interim regulations making ``catch-up'' inflationary adjustments to each of the five civil monetary penalties provided in the Ethics in Government Act, as reflected in the executive branchwide financial disclosure and outside employment/activities regulations promulgated by OGE. This rulemaking also makes the 2017 annual adjustment to the Ethics in Government Act civil monetary penalties mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustments-for-ethics-in-government-act-violationsFR-Doc-2017-00627
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
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ProtectionProposed Rule2016-3159601/10/2017BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauThe Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking for employees of the Bureau. This proposal would amend the ex … The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking for employees of the Bureau. This proposal would amend the existing Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB Ethics Regulations) involving: Outside employment for covered employees; Bureau employees' ownership or control of certain securities; restrictions on seeking, obtaining, or renegotiating credit or indebtedness; and disqualification requirements based on existing credit or indebtedness. Additionally, the proposed regulation would clarify and make minor revisions to certain definitions.supplemental-standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-bureau-of-consumer-financialFR-Doc-2016-31596
Post-Employment Conflict of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Departmental Component DesignationsRule2016-3145712/29/2016OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifical … The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is issuing this final rule to revise the component designations of two agencies for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction for senior employees. Specifically, OGE is revoking two existing component designations and adding five new component designations, based on the recommendations of the agencies concerned.post-employment-conflict-of-interest-restrictions-revision-of-departmental-component-designationsFR-Doc-2016-31457
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018; Amendments to Special Enrollment Periods and the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan ProgramRule2016-3043312/22/2016DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESHealth and Human Services DepartmentThis final rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment program; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on th … This final rule sets forth payment parameters and provisions related to the risk adjustment program; cost-sharing parameters and cost-sharing reductions; and user fees for Federally-facilitated Exchanges and State-based Exchanges on the Federal platform. It also provides additional guidance relating to standardized options; qualified health plans; consumer assistance tools; network adequacy; the Small Business Health Options Programs; stand-alone dental plans; fair health insurance premiums; guaranteed availability and guaranteed renewability; the medical loss ratio program; eligibility and enrollment; appeals; consumer-operated and oriented plans; special enrollment periods; and other related topics.patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-hhs-notice-of-benefit-and-payment-parameters-for-2018FR-Doc-2016-30433
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch; Amendment to the Standards Governing Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts from Outside SourcesRule2016-2703611/18/2016OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The fina … The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule revising the portions of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees that govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule modifies the existing regulations to more effectively advance public confidence in the integrity of Federal officials. The final rule also incorporates past interpretive guidance, adds and updates regulatory examples, improves clarity, updates citations, and makes technical corrections.standards-of-ethical-conduct-for-employees-of-the-executive-branch-amendment-to-the-standardsFR-Doc-2016-27036
Executive Branch Ethics Program AmendmentsRule2016-2641811/02/2016OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICSGovernment Ethics OfficeThe U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision is informed by the experience gained o … The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is issuing a final rule amending the regulation that sets forth the elements and procedures of the executive branch ethics program. This comprehensive revision is informed by the experience gained over the last several decades administering the program, and was developed in consultation with agency ethics officials, the federal inspector general community, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Justice. The final rule defines and describes the executive branch ethics program, delineates the responsibilities of various stakeholders, and enumerates key executive branch ethics procedures.executive-branch-ethics-program-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-26418
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