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Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities2018-Apr-052018-06936This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning defense support of civil authorities. This part contains DoD policy and assigns responsibilities for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). This part also authorizes immediate response authority for providing DSCA, when requested, and authorizes emergency authority for the use of military force, under dire situations. The content of the rule is internal to DoD and does not require codification. The part will be removed.
Homeland Security Department -- Adoption of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; States and Tribal Mitigation Planning Regulations Change2015-Oct-022015-24584On December 19, 2014, all Federal award-making agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), published a joint interim final rule implementing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. DHS and FEMA now adopt, with one change, the interim final rule as final. The change restores language in the FEMA State and Tribal mitigation planning regulations that was inadvertently removed by the interim final rule.
Federal Communications Commission -- Modernizing Common Carrier Rules2015-May-062015-10470In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) initiates a rulemaking that seeks to update the Commission's rules to better reflect current requirements and technology by removing outmoded regulations from the CFR. The Commission proposes to update the CFR by eliminating certain rules from which the Commission has forborn and eliminating references to telegraph service in certain rules. The Commission would clarify regulatory requirements, and modernize our rules to better reflect the state of the current telecommunications market.
Federal Communications Commission -- Consolidated Service Rules for the 758-769 and 788-799 MHz Bands2014-Jan-062013-28974The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts a Second Report and Order that establishes consolidated service rules for the 758-769 and 788-799 MHz bands, the 700 MHz spectrum licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) for purposes of establishing a nationwide public safety broadband network. The Second Report and Order also lifts the suspension on the certification of equipment for operation in this band and directs the Office of Engineering and Technology to commence such certification, consistent with the service rules adopted therein.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 20122013-Apr-242013-08811In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) sought comment on certain proposals to implement provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Safety Spectrum Act) governing deployment of a nationwide public safety broadband network in the 700 MHz band under a nationwide license issued to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). In particular, the Commission considered the adoption of initial rules to protect against harmful radio frequency interference in the spectrum designated for public safety services, as well as other matters related to FirstNet's license and to facilitating the transition directed under the Public Safety Spectrum Act. The proposals considered in the document are intended to provide a solid foundation for FirstNet's operations, taking into account FirstNet's need for flexibility in carrying out its statutory duties under the Public Safety Spectrum Act to establish a nationwide public safety broadband network.
Energy Department -- Continuity of Operations Plan2013-Apr-102013-08341In this Final Rule the Commission revises its Continuity of Operations Plan regulations to revise its hierarchy of delegation of Commission authority during emergency conditions, principally to ensure that, during emergency conditions, there are staff members located outside the National Capital Region to whom authority is delegated.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 20122012-Nov-152012-27912On October 15, 2012, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Commission published a document announcing that a Report and Order implementing public safety broadband provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, adopted as DA 12-1462, would become effective November 14, 2012, except for the removal of certain sections. The Bureau explained that it would publish a separate document in the Federal Register announcing the subsequent effective date of the removal of these two rule provisions. In this document we announce the effective date of the removal of these two rule provisions.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 20122012-Oct-152012-25235In this document, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Commission implemented certain provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Safety Spectrum Act) governing deployment of a nationwide public safety broadband network in the 700 MHz band. Pursuant to clear statutory directives, the Bureau reallocated the D Block (758-763/788-793 MHz) for ``public safety services'' and delete Commission rules that are plainly inconsistent with this revised allocation; deleted the rules establishing, providing license authority with respect to, and governing operations under the Public Safety Broadband License in the existing public safety broadband spectrum; and adopted rules implementing the clear mandate of the Public Safety Spectrum Act to grant a license with respect to the public safety broadband spectrum (763-768/793-798 MHz), guard band (768-769/798-799 MHz), and the D Block to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). By eliminating any confusion or uncertainty about the new regulatory framework applicable to the public safety broadband network, these action takes further steps necessary to facilitate the transition of this spectrum to FirstNet as required by the Act.
Energy Department -- Continuity of Operations Plan2012-Jul-252012-18157In this rule the Commission revises its regulations pertaining to its Continuity of Operations Plan to allow the Commission the discretion to better address not only long-term and catastrophic events but also short-term events including loss of power or water. The rule allows for greater discretion regarding: the activation and deactivation of the Continuity of Operations Plan and any suspension of Commission operations; the length of time that the Continuity of Operations Plan is in effect and the length of time that Commission operations are suspended; the deactivation schedule and the resumption of full Commission operations; and the rescheduling of hearings, conferences and meetings. The rule also adds items to the list of requirements which are suspended when Commission operations are suspended.
Federal Communications Commission -- Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 20102011-Sep-082011-22878This Order reinstates the video description rules adopted by the Commission in 2000. ``Video description,'' which is the insertion of audio narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements into natural pauses in the program's dialogue, makes video programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Order reinstates the requirement that large-market broadcast affiliates of the top four national networks, and multichannel video programming distributor systems (``MVPDs'') with more than 50,000 subscribers, provide video description. It also reinstates the requirement that that all network-affiliated broadcasters (commercial or non-commercial) and all MVPDs pass through any video description provided with network programming they carry, to the extent that they are technically capable of doing so and when that technical capability is not being used for another purpose related to the programming.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band2011-Aug-182011-20831In this document, the Commission adopts an initial set of rules necessary to ensure the development of a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network. The establishment of a common air interface for 700 MHz public safety broadband networks will create a foundation for interoperability and provide a clear path for the deployment and evolution of the nationwide network.
Federal Communications Commission -- Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 20102011-Mar-182011-6240In this document, the Commission takes an initial step to implement the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, by seeking comment on the mandated reinstatement of video description rules that would apply to MVPDs and network-affiliated broadcasters.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band2011-Feb-242011-4058In this document, the Commission seeks comments on the development of a technical interoperability framework for the nationwide public safety broadband network. This document considers and proposes additional requirements to further promote and enable nationwide interoperability among public safety broadband networks operating in the 700 MHz band. This document addresses public safety broadband network interoperability from a technological perspective and considers interoperability at various communication layers.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)2011-Jan-132011-620This final rule establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, supplements regulations regarding military support for civilian law enforcement, and sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities and approved by the appropriate Department of Defense (DoD) authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof. Legislative changes over the years have made the existing guidance outdated and inconsistent with current law and the current organizational structure of the Department of Defense. This final rule will facilitate civil authorities' access to the support they are seeking from the Department by establishing updated policy guidance and assigning the correct responsibilities within the Department for Defense Support of Civil Authorities in response to requests for assistance for domestic emergencies, designated law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities.
Energy Department -- Supplement to Commission Procedures During Periods of Emergency Operations Requiring Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan2010-Aug-112010-19779In this rule the Commission supplements the procedures previously established with regard to filing and other requirements if the Commission is required to implement its Continuity of Operations Plan in response to an emergency situation that disrupts communications to or from the Commission's headquarters or which otherwise impairs headquarters operations. The rule temporarily tolls for purposes of further consideration the time period for Commission action required for relief from, or reinstatement of, an electric utility's mandatory purchase obligation under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.
Defense Department -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA)2008-Dec-048-28706This proposed rule establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, supplements regulations regarding military support for civilian law enforcement, and sets forth policy guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities and approved by the appropriate DoD authority, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof. Legislative changes over the years have made the existing guidance outdated and inconsistent with current law and the current organizational structure of the Department of Defense. This proposed rule will allow civil authorities access to the correct procedures when they are seeking assistance from the Department by establishing updated policy guidance and assigning the correct responsibilities within the Department for the Defense for support of civil authorities in response to requests for assistance for domestic emergencies, designated law enforcement support, special events, and other domestic activities. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on this proposed rule that will be considered prior to promulgation of the final rule.
Federal Communications Commission -- Service Rules for the 698-746, 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands, Implementing a Nationwide, Broadband, Interoperable Public Safety Network in the 700 MHz Band2008-Oct-038-23045In this document, the Commission seeks comment on its tentative conclusions and proposals on how the Commission might modify its rules governing the public/private partnership, the D Block licensee, and the public safety broadband licensee. This Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Third FNPRM) seeks comment on its tentative conclusion that it should continue to mandate a public/ private partnership between the D block licensee and the public safety broadband licensee on a number of proposals and tentative conclusions regarding the terms and conditions for the partnership.
Energy Department -- Delegations to Office of Electric Reliability2007-Oct-297-20969This Final Rule revises the Commission's regulations to delegate authority to the newly established Office of Electric Reliability to allow that office to process routine, non-controversial matters efficiently. The rule also makes conforming changes to account for changes in office names.
Federal Communications Commission -- Service Rules for the 698-806 MHz Band, Revision of the Commission's Rules Regarding Public Safety Spectrum Requirements, and a Declaratory Ruling on Reporting Requirement under the Commission's Anti-Collusion Rule2007-Aug-2407-4123In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopts final rules governing wireless licenses in the 698-806 MHz Band (i.e., the 700 MHz Band). This spectrum is currently occupied by television broadcasters and is being made available for wireless services, including public safety and commercial services, as a result of the digital television (``DTV'') transition.
Energy Department -- Conforming Changes2007-Aug-147-15664The Commission is issuing this Final Rule to make minor changes to its regulations. This Final Rule revises a number of references that have become outdated for various reasons. It also updates several provisions to conform to recent legislation and revises the Commission's delegations of authority both to allow the Secretary to refer complaint proceedings to the Commission's Dispute Resolution Service, and to organize better and clarify other delegations.
Federal Communications Commission -- Aviation Communications2006-Dec-066-20451In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) invites comment on issues regarding aviation radio, in keeping with the Commission's ongoing commitment to periodically review and, as needed, revise its aviation services rules in light of relevant developments.
Federal Communications Commission -- Aviation Communications2006-Dec-0606-9541In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) addresses a number of important issues pertaining to the Aviation Radio Services, amending its frequency allocation and radio treaty matters and aviation services rules to ensure that they remain up-to-date and continue to further the Commission's goals of accommodating new technologies, facilitating the efficient and effective use of the aeronautical spectrum, avoiding unnecessary regulation, and, above all, enhancing the safety of flight. In many cases these rule amendments also promote public safety generally and improve our homeland security.
Federal Communications Commission -- Establishment of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau2006-Nov-296-20240On March 17, 2006, the Commission adopted an Order revising its rules to establish the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. By establishing this bureau the Commission believes it will be better able to address and promote public safety and homeland security.
Energy Department -- Commission Procedures During Periods of Emergency Requiring Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan2006-Jul-276-11990In this rule the Commission establishes procedures with regard to filing and other requirements if the Commission is required to implement its Continuity of Operations Plan in response to an emergency situation that disrupts communications to or from the Commission's headquarters or which otherwise impairs headquarters operations. The rule temporarily suspends filing requirements and ensures that deadlines for Commission actions that fall during the period the plan is in operation are met, thereby providing continuity in the conduct of the Commission's business and certainty to parties with business before the Commission.
Federal Communications Commission -- Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act; Modernization of Competitive Bidding Rules2005-Jul-2705-14840In this the Commission begins a proceeding to implement rules and procedures needed to comply with the recently enacted Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA). The Commission also proposes a number of changes to its competitive bidding rules that are necessary, apart from CSEA, to bring them in line with the current requirements of the Commission's auctions program.
Federal Communications Commission -- Second Periodic Review of the Commission's Rules and Policies Affecting the Conversion To Digital Television2004-Oct-0404-22189In this document, the Commission adopts final rules that resolve several issues important to the rapid conversion of the nation's broadcast television system from analog to digital television. The Order adopts a multi-step channel election and repacking process through which broadcast licensees and permittees (``licensees'') will select their ultimate DTV channel inside the core. The Order also adopts deadlines for replication and maximization; provides for flash cut transition for satellite stations; eliminates simulcasting requirements; mandates broadcaster use of PSIP; clarifies rules concerning closed captioning and v-chip functionalities; amends interference protection rules; and permits limited use of distributed transmission systems.
Personnel Management Office -- Organization of the Government for Personnel Management, Overseas Employment, Temporary and Term Employment, Recruitment and Selection for Temporary and Term Appointments Outside the Register, Examining System, and Training2004-Jun-1504-13426The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is revising its regulations to implement certain Governmentwide human resources flexibilities contained in the Chief Human Capital Officers Act of 2002 (Title XIII of the Homeland Security Act). These regulations provide agencies with: The ability to appoint qualified candidates for positions in the competitive service using direct-hire procedures; increased flexibility in assessing applicants using alternative (category-based) rating and selection procedures; the authority to pay or reimburse the costs of academic degree training from appropriated or other available funds under specified conditions; and increased flexibility to use academic degree training to address agency-specific human capital requirements and objectives. This final regulation also removes Recruitment and Selection for Temporary and Term Appointments Outside the Register, and all related references including temporary appointments pending establishment of a register (TAPER) authority.
Personnel Management Office -- Organization of the Government for Personnel Management, Overseas Employment, Temporary and Term Employment, Recruitment and Selection for Temporary and Term Appointments Outside the Register, Examining System, and Training2003-Jun-1303-14971The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing interim regulations to implement certain Governmentwide human resources flexibilities contained in the Homeland Security Act of 2002. This regulation provides agencies with: increased flexibility in assessing applicants using alternative (category-based) rating and selection procedures; the ability to select qualified candidates for positions, including temporary and term positions, in the competitive service using direct-hire procedures; the authority to pay or reimburse the costs of academic degree training from appropriated or other available funds under specified conditions; and increased flexibility in the use of academic degree training to address agency-specific human capital requirements and objectives. This interim regulation will also remove part 333 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Recruitment and Selection for Temporary and Term Appointments Outside the Register, and all related references to this part, including the authority to appoint using temporary appointments pending establishment of a register (TAPER).
Energy Department -- Delegations of Authority2003-May-1403-11952The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations on delegations of authority to reflect changes in the Commission's internal structure. Specifically, the Commission is duplicating existing authorities delegated to the Offices of Markets, Tariffs and Rates and General Counsel for the newly formed Office of Market Oversight and Investigations (OMOI). Granting such delegations of authority to OMOI will better enable it to perform its market monitoring responsibilities.
Defense Department -- Installation Entry Policy, Civil Disturbance Intervention and Disaster Assistance2002-Mar-2602-6886The Department of the Air Force has revised its regulations in 32 CFR part 809a dealing with installation entry policy, barments, enforcing order within or near Air Force installations, and civil disturbance and disaster assistance, to reflect current policies. This rule implements guidance from Section 21 of the Internal Security Act of 1950; DoD Directive 5200.8, Security of DoD Installations and Resources; and Title 10 U.S.C., Sections 332 and 333. The revision adds expulsion and installation entry point check procedures.
Federal Communications Commission -- Review of Part 87 of the Commission's Rules Concerning the Aviation Radio Service2001-Dec-1401-30432In this Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the FCC proposes to consolidate, revise, and streamline the Commission rules governing the Aviation Radio Service. The proposed rule changes are designed to ensure that these rules reflect recent technological advances, as well as ensuring that these rules are consistent with other Commission rules. The FCC is initiating this proceeding to eliminate regulations that are duplicative, outmoded, or otherwise unnecessary in the Aviation Radio Service.
Defense Department -- Installation Entry Policy, Civil Disturbance Intervention, and Disaster Assistance2001-Jul-1201-17474The Department of the Air Force is revising our rules on Enforcement of Order at Air Force Installations, Control of Civilian Disturbances, Support of Disaster Relief Operations, and Special Consideration for Overseas Areas of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) to reflect current policies. Part 808 (previously Part 809a), is the Air Force Instruction (AFI) 31-209 dealing with installation entry policy, barments, enforcing order within or near Air Force installations, civil disturbance, and disaster assistance. It adds expulsion and installation entry point check procedures.
National Archives and Records Administration -- Records Disposition; Technical Amendments2001-May-1601-12265NARA is correcting and updating internal references and form names covered in the records management regulations. This final rule will affect Federal agencies.
Federal Communications Commission -- Priority Access Service2000-Aug-0800-19945In this document, the Commission allows commercial mobile radio service to offer Priority Access Service (PAS) to public safety personnel at the Federal, State and local levels to help meet the national security and emergency preparedness (NSEP) needs of the Nation. Additionally, the Commission adopts rules to implement its decision. Specifically, the Commission determines that it will permit, but not require, commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) providers to offer PAS to NSEP personnel. PAS will allow authorized NSEP users in emergencies to gain access to the next available wireless channel; priority calls would not, however, preempt calls in progress.
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