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Touhy RegulationsRule2017-2338810/27/2017COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLEDCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DisabledThe Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) has revised procedures to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) has revised procedures to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.touhy-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-23388
Privacy Act of 1974; ImplementationRule2017-1948309/14/2017DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/DOJ-018. Specificall … The United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/DOJ-018. Specifically, DOJ is exempting the records maintained in JUSTICE/DOJ-018 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The listed exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with efforts to detect, deter, and/or mitigate insider threats. This document addresses public comments on the proposed rule and codifies the claimed exemptions.privacy-act-of-1974-implementationFR-Doc-2017-19483
Rules of Practice Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary Under Various StatutesRule2017-1678608/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentThis final rule amends the scope and applicability of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) uniform rules of practice governing adjudicatory proceedings to include actions initiated under subtitles B and D of the Agricultural Mar … This final rule amends the scope and applicability of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) uniform rules of practice governing adjudicatory proceedings to include actions initiated under subtitles B and D of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (1946 Act).rules-of-practice-governing-formal-adjudicatory-proceedings-instituted-by-the-secretary-underFR-Doc-2017-16786
Privacy Act of 1974; ImplementationRule2017-1542308/01/2017DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled … The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``Next Generation Identification (NGI) System,'' JUSTICE/FBI-009, last published in full on May 5, 2016. Specifically, the FBI exempts the records maintained in JUSTICE/FBI-009 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The listed exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with the Department's law enforcement and national security functions and responsibilities of the FBI. This document addresses public comments on the proposed rule.privacy-act-of-1974-implementationFR-Doc-2017-15423
Touhy RegulationsProposed Rule2017-1392207/28/2017Millennium Challenge CorporationMillennium Challenge CorporationThe purpose of this document is to provide an update to the outline of the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served … The purpose of this document is to provide an update to the outline of the procedures by which the Millennium Challenge Corporation proposes to respond to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.touhy-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-13922
Touhy RegulationsProposed Rule2017-1535707/21/2017COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLEDCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DisabledThe Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) is proposing procedures to use in responding to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) is proposing procedures to use in responding to subpoenas or other official demands for information and testimony served upon itself or its employees.touhy-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-15357
Production or Disclosure of Material or Information; Adding the Definition of a Record and Clarifying Language Concerning the Timing of Responses to Requests and Specific Categories of RecordsRule2017-1493407/18/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service is adding the definition of a record to its regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act. The Postal Service is deleting language in order to clarify the timing of responses to requests. The Postal Service … The Postal Service is adding the definition of a record to its regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act. The Postal Service is deleting language in order to clarify the timing of responses to requests. The Postal Service is also adding two words to two provisions in its Freedom of Information Act regulations concerning special categories of records, for clarification purposes.production-or-disclosure-of-material-or-information-adding-the-definition-of-a-record-and-clarifyingFR-Doc-2017-14934
Expanded Delegation Authority for Procedures Related to Representation of ClaimantsRule2017-1197706/09/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update th … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations on representation of claimants for VA benefits to specifically permit additional delegations of authority within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), update the titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC, and make a minor procedural clarification. These amendments are necessary to allow OGC to streamline the procedures related to representation of claimants and to ensure correct titles of certain individuals and offices in OGC are reflected in the regulations. In addition, a procedural clarification is being made by adding a sentence that was inadvertently omitted from a previous final rule.expanded-delegation-authority-for-procedures-related-to-representation-of-claimantsFR-Doc-2017-11977
Privacy Act of 1974; ImplementationProposed Rule2017-1078806/05/2017DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentElsewhere in this Federal Register, the United States Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a new Privacy Act System of Records Notice, JUSTICE/DOJ-018, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records.'' Further, the Department … Elsewhere in this Federal Register, the United States Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a new Privacy Act System of Records Notice, JUSTICE/DOJ-018, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records.'' Further, the Department issued a rescindment notice for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) System of Records Notice titled, ``FBI Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/FBI-023. In this document, the DOJ withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking for the ``FBI Insider Threat Program Records'' issued in CPCLO Order No. 008-2016, published on September 19, 2016, and proposes to exempt JUSTICE/DOJ-018 from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, in order to avoid interference with efforts to detect, deter, and/or mitigate insider threats. Public comment is invited.privacy-act-of-1974-implementationFR-Doc-2017-10788
July 2017 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty ProceduresRule2017-1087005/26/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending the rules of practice to implement certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that will take effect on July 1, 2 … The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending the rules of practice to implement certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that will take effect on July 1, 2017, concerning the transmittal by a Receiving Office to an International Searching Authority of documents relating to an earlier search or classification.july-2017-revision-of-patent-cooperation-treaty-proceduresFR-Doc-2017-10870
Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation; CorrectionRule2017-0946505/10/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentOn January 12, 2017, HUD issued a final rule amending HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which enacted a range of procedural changes, including a change to the procedu … On January 12, 2017, HUD issued a final rule amending HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which enacted a range of procedural changes, including a change to the procedures for withholding information and an amendment to one of the nine FOIA exemptions that authorizes an agency to withhold various records from disclosure. After publication, HUD discovered that a portion of the regulation was not published as intended. Specifically, the published rule deleted several of the nine statutory FOIA disclosure exemptions and duplicated another. HUD also noticed minor technical changes required elsewhere in its regulations. This document corrects HUD's January 12, 2017, final rule and makes the minor technical changes.revision-of-freedom-of-information-act-regulation-correctionFR-Doc-2017-09465
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Policies and ProceduresRule2017-0836404/25/2017OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVETrade Representative, Office of United StatesThis rule makes minor technical changes to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. It also adopts as a final rule without change the proposed rule updating USTR's Priva … This rule makes minor technical changes to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. It also adopts as a final rule without change the proposed rule updating USTR's Privacy Act implementing regulation. USTR published both the FOIA and Privacy Act rules in December 2016.freedom-of-information-act-and-privacy-act-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2017-08364
Freedom of Information Act RegulationsProposed Rule2017-0682104/06/2017FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARDFederal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardThe Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Gov … The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is proposing to amend its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to implement recommendations made by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and reflect the amendments required by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.freedom-of-information-act-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-06821
Production or Disclosure of Material or Information; Technical CorrectionRule2017-0591603/27/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service is making a technical correction to its regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.The Postal Service is making a technical correction to its regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.production-or-disclosure-of-material-or-information-technical-correctionFR-Doc-2017-05916
Conforming Amendments Concerning the Production or Disclosure of Material or InformationRule2017-0448003/08/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe Postal Service is amending its regulations to make technical and conforming edits following changes to the Postal Service's regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.The Postal Service is amending its regulations to make technical and conforming edits following changes to the Postal Service's regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.conforming-amendments-concerning-the-production-or-disclosure-of-material-or-informationFR-Doc-2017-04480
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA ClaimantsRule2017-0094701/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking allo … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking allows the Secretary to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The final rule allows a tribal organization that is established and funded by one or more tribal governments to be recognized for the purpose of providing assistance on VA benefit claims. In addition, the final rule allows an employee of a tribal government to become accredited through a recognized State organization in a similar manner as a County Veterans' Service Officer (CVSO) may become accredited through a recognized State organization. The effect of this action is to address the needs of Native American populations who are geographically isolated from existing recognized Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) or who may not be utilizing other recognized VSOs due to cultural barriers or lack of familiarity with those organizations.recognition-of-tribal-organizations-for-representation-of-va-claimantsFR-Doc-2017-00947
Revision of Freedom of Information Act RegulationRule2017-0017801/12/2017DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTHousing and Urban Development DepartmentThis final rule amends HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act enacted a range of procedural issues, including requirements that agencies establish a mi … This final rule amends HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act enacted a range of procedural issues, including requirements that agencies establish a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal, and codifies the foreseeable harm standard. In addition, this final rule revises a section of HUD's FOIA regulations to more accurately reflect statutory language.revision-of-freedom-of-information-act-regulationFR-Doc-2017-00178
Production or Disclosure of Material or InformationRule2017-0010601/10/2017POSTAL SERVICEPostal ServiceThe United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) is responding to public comments regarding the amendment of its regulations concerning compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement the changes to the … The United States Postal Service[supreg] (Postal Service) is responding to public comments regarding the amendment of its regulations concerning compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement the changes to the procedures for the disclosure of records and for engaging in dispute resolution required by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Upon review and evaluation of such comments, the Postal Service has found that one change to the regulations is necessary.production-or-disclosure-of-material-or-informationFR-Doc-2017-00106
Update To Incorporate FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 RequirementsRule2016-3159512/30/2016NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSIONNuclear Regulatory CommissionThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to reflect changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires the NRC to amend its FOIA regulations to update proced … The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to reflect changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires the NRC to amend its FOIA regulations to update procedures for requesting information from the NRC and procedures that the NRC must follow in responding to FOIA requests.update-to-incorporate-foia-improvement-act-of-2016-requirementsFR-Doc-2016-31595
Privacy Act Policies and ProceduresProposed Rule2016-3049512/22/2016OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVETrade Representative, Office of United StatesAs part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating both its systems of records and implementing rule under … As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating both its systems of records and implementing rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). This proposed rule describes how individuals can find out if a USTR system of records contains information about them and, if so, how to access or amend a record. The proposed rule would move the Privacy Act regulation from part 2005 into a new subpart C to part 2004. USTR previously renamed and reorganized part 2004 to include all of the rules governing disclosure of USTR records and information. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, USTR is publishing a notice concerning updates to its Privacy Act systems of records.privacy-act-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-30495
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