Administrative Practice Procedure

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Rule on Attorney-Client Privilege for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal BoardRule2017-2419011/07/2017Commerce DepartmentThis final rule on attorney-client privilege amends the existing rules relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) trial practice for inter partes review, post- grant review, the transitional program f … This final rule on attorney-client privilege amends the existing rules relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) trial practice for inter partes review, post- grant review, the transitional program for covered business method patents, and derivation proceedings that implemented provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (``AIA'') providing for trials before the Office.rule-on-attorney-client-privilege-for-trials-before-the-patent-trial-and-appeal-boardFR-Doc-2017-24190
Formaldehyde, Polymer With 1,3-Benzenediol, 2-Methyloxirane and Oxirane, Ethers With Polyethylene Glycol Mono-Me Ether; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceRule2017-2411011/06/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3- benzenediol, 2-methyloxirane and oxirane, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 1998118 … This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3- benzenediol, 2-methyloxirane and oxirane, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 1998118-31-2) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Eco Verde Technologies Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3-benzenediol, 2-methyloxirane and oxirane, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether on food or feed commodities.formaldehyde-polymer-with-13-benzenediol-2-methyloxirane-and-oxirane-ethers-with-polyethylene-glycolFR-Doc-2017-24110
Formaldehyde, Polymer With 1,3-Benzenediol, Ethers With Polyethylene Glycol Mono-Me Ether; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceRule2017-2411111/06/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3- benzenediol, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 1998118-32-3) when used as an in … This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3- benzenediol, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 1998118-32-3) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Eco Verde Technologies, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3-benzenediol, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether on food or feed commodities.formaldehyde-polymer-with-13-benzenediol-ethers-with-polyethylene-glycol-mono-me-ether-exemptionFR-Doc-2017-24111
Rules of Practice and Procedure Governing Formal Rulemaking Proceedings Instituted by the SecretaryRule2017-2387711/03/2017Agriculture DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting a final rule to establish rules of practice and procedure governing formal rulemaking proceedings instituted by the Secretary. This final rule applies to rulemakings that are not s … The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting a final rule to establish rules of practice and procedure governing formal rulemaking proceedings instituted by the Secretary. This final rule applies to rulemakings that are not subject to the rules of practice and procedure for the promulgation of, or an amendment to, marketing orders or research and promotion orders.rules-of-practice-and-procedure-governing-formal-rulemaking-proceedings-instituted-by-the-secretaryFR-Doc-2017-23877
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of FUB-AMB Into Schedule IRule2017-2401011/03/2017Justice DepartmentThe Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this temporary scheduling order to schedule the synthetic cannabinoid, methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3- methylbutanoate [FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBIN … The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this temporary scheduling order to schedule the synthetic cannabinoid, methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3- methylbutanoate [FUB-AMB, MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA], and its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers into schedule I. This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of this synthetic cannabinoid into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. As a result of this order, the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances will be imposed on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis, or possess), or propose to handle, FUB-AMB.schedules-of-controlled-substances-temporary-placement-of-fub-amb-into-schedule-iFR-Doc-2017-24010
Homeless VeteransRule2017-2394511/03/2017Veterans Affairs DepartmentThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern homeless veterans to conform to recent statutory requirements. VA is amending the definition of homeless veterans by including veterans who would otherwi … The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern homeless veterans to conform to recent statutory requirements. VA is amending the definition of homeless veterans by including veterans who would otherwise be ineligible to receive certain benefits because of their length of service or type of discharge from the Armed Forces. This rule will also increase the payment of per diem in cases where homeless veterans are placed in transitional housing that will become permanent housing. This final rule is an essential part of VA's attempts to eliminate homelessness among the veteran population.homeless-veteransFR-Doc-2017-23945
Authorization of Radiofrequency EquipmentRule2017-2321711/02/2017Federal 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
FAST Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-KProposed Rule2017-2237411/02/2017Securities and Exchange CommissionWe are proposing amendments based on the recommendations made in the staff's Report on Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K, as required by Section 72003 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The prop … We are proposing amendments based on the recommendations made in the staff's Report on Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K, as required by Section 72003 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The proposed amendments are intended to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K, and related rules and forms, in a manner that reduces the costs and burdens on registrants while continuing to provide all material information to investors. The amendments are also intended to improve the readability and navigability of disclosure documents and discourage repetition and disclosure of immaterial information. To provide for a consistent set of rules to govern incorporation by reference and hyperlinking, we are also proposing parallel amendments to several rules and forms applicable to investment companies and investment advisers, including proposed amendments that would require certain investment company filings to be submitted in HyperText Markup Language (``HTML'') format.fast-act-modernization-and-simplification-of-regulation-s-kFR-Doc-2017-22374
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019Proposed Rule2017-2359911/02/2017Health 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
Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations for the Use of License ExceptionsRule2017-2371211/01/2017Commerce DepartmentThis final rule makes clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to provide guidance based on existing agency understanding and practice on the use of two license exceptions. Specifically, this final rule makes thre … This final rule makes clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to provide guidance based on existing agency understanding and practice on the use of two license exceptions. Specifically, this final rule makes three clarifications to License Exception Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station (GOV) and adds five notes, along with making other minor clarifications, to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA). These revisions respond to questions BIS has received about the use of these two EAR license exceptions and provide the general public answers to frequently asked questions based on existing agency interpretive practice. Therefore, the clarifications in this final rule do not change the EAR requirements for the use of the license exceptions but are intended to assist exporters new to the EAR.clarifications-to-the-export-administration-regulations-for-the-use-of-license-exceptionsFR-Doc-2017-23712
Procedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect InflationRule2017-2387811/01/2017Homeland Security DepartmentThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget … This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).procedures-to-adjust-customs-cobra-user-fees-to-reflect-inflationFR-Doc-2017-23878
Global Terrorism Sanctions RegulationsRule2017-2343310/31/2017Treasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations pursuant to a provision of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017. This pro … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations pursuant to a provision of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017. This provision requires the imposition of certain terrorism-related sanctions with respect to foreign persons that are officials, agents, or affiliates of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.global-terrorism-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-23433
eInduction Option, Seamless Acceptance Program, and Full-Service Automation Option, Verification StandardsProposed Rule2017-2361510/31/2017Postal ServiceThe Postal Service is proposing to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), sections 705.20, eInduction Option, 705.22, Seamless Acceptance Program, and 705.23, Full-Service Autom … The Postal Service is proposing to amend Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM[supreg]), sections 705.20, eInduction Option, 705.22, Seamless Acceptance Program, and 705.23, Full-Service Automation Option, to add the verification standards.einduction-option-seamless-acceptance-program-and-full-service-automation-option-verificationFR-Doc-2017-23615
Hexythiazox; Pesticide TolerancesRule2017-2343910/30/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThis regulation amends an existing tolerance for residues of the ovicide/miticide hexythiazox in/on hop, dried cones, by increasing the current tolerance from 2.0 parts per million (ppm) to 20 ppm. Gowan Company requested modificatio … This regulation amends an existing tolerance for residues of the ovicide/miticide hexythiazox in/on hop, dried cones, by increasing the current tolerance from 2.0 parts per million (ppm) to 20 ppm. Gowan Company requested modification of this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).hexythiazox-pesticide-tolerancesFR-Doc-2017-23439
Restrictions on Qualified Financial Contracts of Certain FDIC-Supervised Institutions; Revisions to the Definition of Qualifying Master Netting Agreement and Related DefinitionsRule2017-2195110/30/2017Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationThe FDIC is adding regulations to improve the resolvability of systemically important U.S. banking organizations and systemically important foreign banking organizations and enhance the resilience and the safety and soundness of ce … The FDIC is adding regulations to improve the resolvability of systemically important U.S. banking organizations and systemically important foreign banking organizations and enhance the resilience and the safety and soundness of certain State savings associations and State-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System (``State non-member banks'' or ``SNMBs'') for which the FDIC is the primary Federal regulator (together, ``FSIs'' or ``FDIC-supervised institutions''). This final rule requires that FSIs and their subsidiaries (``covered FSIs'') ensure that covered qualified financial contracts (QFCs) to which they are a party provide that any default rights and restrictions on the transfer of the QFCs are limited to the same extent as they would be under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act). In addition, covered FSIs are generally prohibited from being party to QFCs that would allow a QFC counterparty to exercise default rights against the covered FSI based on the entry into a resolution proceeding under the FDI Act, or any other resolution proceeding of an affiliate of the covered FSI. The final rule also amends the definition of ``qualifying master netting agreement'' in the FDIC's capital and liquidity rules, and certain related terms in the FDIC's capital rules. These amendments are intended to ensure that the regulatory capital and liquidity treatment of QFCs to which a covered FSI is party would not be affected by the restrictions on such QFCs.restrictions-on-qualified-financial-contracts-of-certain-fdic-supervised-institutions-revisions-toFR-Doc-2017-21951
Supervisory Review Committee; Procedures for Appealing Material Supervisory DeterminationsRule2017-2321310/30/2017National Credit Union AdministrationThe NCUA Board (Board) is adopting regulatory procedures for appealing material supervisory determinations to the NCUA's Supervisory Review Committee (SRC). These procedures significantly expand the number of material supervisory deter … The NCUA Board (Board) is adopting regulatory procedures for appealing material supervisory determinations to the NCUA's Supervisory Review Committee (SRC). These procedures significantly expand the number of material supervisory determinations appealable to the SRC to include most agency decisions that could significantly affect capital, earnings, operating flexibility, or the nature or level of supervisory oversight of a federally insured credit union (FICU). Furthermore, the procedures contain a number of safeguards designed to provide FICUs with enhanced due process and promote greater consistency with the practices of the Federal banking agencies.supervisory-review-committee-procedures-for-appealing-material-supervisory-determinationsFR-Doc-2017-23213
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Strain F727; Exemption From the Requirement of a ToleranceRule2017-2346910/27/2017Environmental Protection AgencyThis regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural pra … This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Marrone Bio Innovations submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727 under FFDCA.bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-strain-f727-exemption-from-the-requirement-of-a-toleranceFR-Doc-2017-23469
Touhy RegulationsRule2017-2338810/27/2017Committee 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
CPSC Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified PhthalatesProposed Rule2017-2326610/27/2017Consumer Product Safety CommissionThis notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) would update the existing notice of requirements (NOR) for prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates that provide the criteria and process for Commi … This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) would update the existing notice of requirements (NOR) for prohibitions of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates that provide the criteria and process for Commission acceptance of accreditation pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The proposed NOR would revise the current NOR to be consistent with the final phthalates rule, which is published elsewhere in this same issue of the Federal Register and will be codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).cpsc-acceptance-of-third-party-laboratories-revision-to-the-notice-of-requirements-for-prohibitionsFR-Doc-2017-23266
Simplifications to the Capital Rule Pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996Proposed Rule2017-2209310/27/2017Treasury DepartmentIn March 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) submitted a report to Congress pursuant to … In March 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the agencies) submitted a report to Congress pursuant to the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, in which they committed to meaningfully reduce regulatory burden, especially on community banking organizations. Consistent with that commitment, the agencies are inviting public comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would simplify compliance with certain aspects of the capital rule. A majority of the proposed simplifications would apply solely to banking organizations that are not subject to the advanced approaches capital rule (non-advanced approaches banking organizations). Specifically, the agencies are proposing that non-advanced approaches banking organizations apply a simpler regulatory capital treatment for: Mortgage servicing assets; certain deferred tax assets arising from temporary differences; investments in the capital of unconsolidated financial institutions; and capital issued by a consolidated subsidiary of a banking organization and held by third parties (minority interest). More generally, the proposal also includes revisions to the treatment of certain acquisition, development, or construction exposures that are designed to address comments regarding the current definition of high volatility commercial real estate exposure under the capital rule's standardized approach. Under the standardized approach, the proposed revisions to the treatment of acquisition, development, or construction exposures would not apply to existing exposures that are outstanding or committed prior to any final rule's effective date. In addition to the proposed simplifications, the agencies also are proposing various additional clarifications and technical amendments to the agencies' capital rule, which would apply to both non-advanced approaches banking organizations and advanced approaches banking organizations.simplifications-to-the-capital-rule-pursuant-to-the-economic-growth-and-regulatory-paperworkFR-Doc-2017-22093
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