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Rules of Practice for Protests and Appeals Regarding Eligibility for Inclusion in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation DatabaseProposed Rule2017-2038409/28/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement procedures for protests of eligibility for inclusion in the Department of Veterans Affa … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement procedures for protests of eligibility for inclusion in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) database, and procedures for appeals of denials and cancellations of inclusion in the CVE database. These amendments would be in accordance with Sections 1832 and 1833 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA 2017).rules-of-practice-for-protests-and-appeals-regarding-eligibility-for-inclusion-in-the-us-departmentFR-Doc-2017-20384
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2017Rule2017-1938609/22/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Commission revises its Schedule of Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $356,710,992 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2017. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as am … In this document, the Commission revises its Schedule of Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $356,710,992 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2017. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provides for the annual assessment and collection of regulatory fees under sections 9(b)(2) and 9(b)(3), respectively, for annual ``Mandatory Adjustments'' and ``Permitted Amendments'' to the Schedule of Regulatory Fees.assessment-and-collection-of-regulatory-fees-for-fiscal-year-2017FR-Doc-2017-19386
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
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
Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and AppealsRule2017-1047106/02/2017SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and section 1833 of t … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 and section 1833 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This legislation authorizes OHA to decide Petitions for Reconsideration of Size Standards (Size Standard Petitions or Petitions). This rule also revises the rules of practice for OHA appeals of agency employee disputes.rules-of-procedure-governing-cases-before-the-office-of-hearings-and-appealsFR-Doc-2017-10471
Business Data Services in an Internet Protocol Environment; Technology Transitions; Special Access for Price Cap Local Exchange Carriers; AT&T Corporation Petition for Rulemaking To Reform Regulation of Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier Rates for Interstate Special Access ServicesRule2017-1071306/02/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, a Report and Order provides a new framework for deregulating Business Data Services in areas where competitive forces are able to ensure just and reasonable rates. Acknowledging the presence of increased competiti … In this document, a Report and Order provides a new framework for deregulating Business Data Services in areas where competitive forces are able to ensure just and reasonable rates. Acknowledging the presence of increased competition evidenced by the record in this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission amends its rules to reflect changes in the business data services marketplace. By adopting this framework the Commission acts to further bolster competition and investment in business data services, and takes further steps to decrease the cost of broadband infrastructure deployment.business-data-services-in-an-internet-protocol-environment-technology-transitions-special-access-forFR-Doc-2017-10713
Procedural Regulations for the Copyright Royalty Board: Organization, General Administrative ProvisionsRule2017-0792804/20/2017LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressThe Copyright Royalty Judges are amending and augmenting procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents.The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending and augmenting procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents.procedural-regulations-for-the-copyright-royalty-board-organization-general-administrativeFR-Doc-2017-07928
Rules of Practice for HearingsRule2017-0059501/25/2017FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMFederal Reserve SystemThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') is issuing a final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil money penalty (``CMP'') provided by law within its jurisdic … The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') is issuing a final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil money penalty (``CMP'') provided by law within its jurisdiction to account for inflation as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.rules-of-practice-for-hearingsFR-Doc-2017-00595
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
Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalty AmountsRule2017-0042101/18/2017SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONSecurities and Exchange CommissionThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is adopting a final rule to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``2015 Act''), which amended the Federal Civil … The Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is adopting a final rule to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``2015 Act''), which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the ``Inflation Adjustment Act''), as previously amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (the ``DCIA''). The 2015 Act requires all agencies to annually adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties that can be imposed under the statutes administered by the agency. Pursuant to this requirement, this final rule performs the first annual adjustment for inflation of the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties administered by the Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and certain penalties under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. This adjustment will apply to all penalties imposed after the effective date of this final rule for violations after November 2, 2015. For violations that occurred on or before November 2, 2015, the Commission is reinstating the penalty amounts in the Commission's prior penalty adjustments performed under the DCIA.adjustments-to-civil-monetary-penalty-amountsFR-Doc-2017-00421
Freedom of Information Act Improvement Act Implementation OrderRule2016-3170301/13/2017FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONFederal Communications CommissionIn this document, the Federal Communications Commission amends its rules to update various sections implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to reflect changes in the law made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to making … In this document, the Federal Communications Commission amends its rules to update various sections implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to reflect changes in the law made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, to making conforming edits to reflect existing Commission FOIA practice, to streamline the Commission's FOIA procedures, and to provide for clerical corrections.freedom-of-information-act-improvement-act-implementation-orderFR-Doc-2016-31703
Rules of Practice and ProcedureRule2016-3124012/28/2016FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is adjusting the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Infla … The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is adjusting the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Adjustment Act). The FDIC is also amending its rules of practice and procedure to correct a technical error from the previous inflation-adjustment rulemaking.rules-of-practice-and-procedureFR-Doc-2016-31240
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
Electronic Filing of DocumentsProposed Rule2016-2793211/23/2016LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of CongressThe Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents. The Judges solicit comments on the proposed rule.The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents. The Judges solicit comments on the proposed rule.electronic-filing-of-documentsFR-Doc-2016-27932
Update of Department of Transportation Regulations; Termination of the Department of Transportation Board of Contract AppealsRule2016-2405210/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentThe Department of Transportation is revising its regulations by removing chapter 63 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and amending 49 CFR part 6. These revisions result from our ongoing efforts to review and improve … The Department of Transportation is revising its regulations by removing chapter 63 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and amending 49 CFR part 6. These revisions result from our ongoing efforts to review and improve our regulations, and will harmonize the CFR with Departmental restructuring required by statutory changes.update-of-department-of-transportation-regulations-termination-of-the-department-of-transportationFR-Doc-2016-24052
Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and AppealsProposed Rule2016-2423110/07/2016SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONSmall Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement Section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This legisla … The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to amend the rules of practice of its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) to implement Section 869 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. This legislation authorizes OHA to decide Petitions for Reconsideration of Size Standards. This rule also proposes to revise the rules of practice for OHA appeals of agency employee grievances.rules-of-procedure-governing-cases-before-the-office-of-hearings-and-appealsFR-Doc-2016-24231
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017Proposed Rule2016-2309310/03/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) proposes to set or adjust patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act or AIA). The USPTO is a business- like operation where external factors aff … The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) proposes to set or adjust patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act or AIA). The USPTO is a business- like operation where external factors affect the productivity of the workforce and the demand for patent products and services. The proposed fee adjustments are needed to provide the Office with a sufficient amount of aggregate revenue to recover its aggregate cost of patent operations (based on current projections), while maintaining momentum towards achieving strategic goals. This rulemaking represents the second iteration of patent fee rulemaking by the USPTO to set fees under the authority of the AIA; the first AIA patent fee setting rule was published in January 2013. This current rulemaking is a result of the USPTO assessing its costs and fees, as is consistent with federal fee setting standards. Following a biennial review of fees, costs, and revenues that began in 2015, the Office concluded that further targeted fee adjustments were necessary to continue funding patent operations, enhance patent quality, and continue to work toward patent pendency goals, strengthen the Office's information technology (IT) capability and infrastructure, and achieve operating reserve targets. Further, in several instances, the fee change proposals offered during the biennial fee review process were enhanced by the availability of cost and workload data (e.g., the number of requests for a service) that was not available in 2013. As a result, the 205 proposed fee adjustments outlined in this proposed rule align directly with the Office's strategic goals and four key fee setting policy factors, discussed in detail in Part V.setting-and-adjusting-patent-fees-during-fiscal-year-2017FR-Doc-2016-23093
Update of Existing and Addition of New User FeesRule2016-2064708/29/2016FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSIONFederal Maritime CommissionThe Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is amending its user fees to more accurately align fees with the costs associated with each service provided by the Commission. Specifically, the Commission is increasing fees for: Filing co … The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is amending its user fees to more accurately align fees with the costs associated with each service provided by the Commission. Specifically, the Commission is increasing fees for: Filing complaints and certain petitions; records searches, document copying, and admissions to practice; paper filing of ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) applications; filing applications for special permission; and filing agreements. The Commission is also lowering fees for: Reviewing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; revising clerical errors on service contracts; revising clerical errors on non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC) service arrangements; and Commission services to passenger vessel operators (PVOs). In addition, the Commission is repealing four existing fees for: Adding interested parties to a specific docket mailing list; the Regulated Persons Index database; database reports on Effective Carrier Agreements; and filing petitions for rulemaking, and adding a new fee for requests for expedited review of an agreement filing.update-of-existing-and-addition-of-new-user-feesFR-Doc-2016-20647
Rules of Practice for HearingsRule2016-1696907/20/2016FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMFederal Reserve SystemThe Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') is issuing an interim final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil monetary penalty (``CMP'') provided by law within … The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') is issuing an interim final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil monetary penalty (``CMP'') provided by law within its jurisdiction to account for inflation as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.rules-of-practice-for-hearingsFR-Doc-2016-16969
Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA ClaimantsProposed Rule2016-1705207/20/2016DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSVeterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemak … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning recognition of certain national, State, and regional or local organizations for purposes of VA claims representation. Specifically, this rulemaking would allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recognize tribal organizations in a similar manner as the Secretary recognizes State organizations. The proposed rule would allow 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 proposed rule would allow 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 intended effect of this proposed rule is to improve access of Native American veterans to VA-recognized organizations and VA- accredited individuals who may assist them on their benefit claims.recognition-of-tribal-organizations-for-representation-of-va-claimantsFR-Doc-2016-17052
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