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Request for Input on Crypto-Asset Mechanics and Markets

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') in furtherance of the LabCFTC initiative is seeking public comment and feedback on this Request for Input (``RFI'') in order to better inform the Commission's understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for virtual currencies beyond Bitcoin, namely here Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network. The Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') grants the Commission regulatory authority over the commodity futures markets. The Commission is seeking public feedback in furtherance of oversight of these markets and regulatory policy development. The input from this request will advance the CFTC's mission of ensuring the integrity of the derivatives markets as well as monitoring and reducing systemic risk by enhancing legal certainty in the markets. The RFI seeks to understand similarities and distinctions between certain virtual currencies, including here Ether and Bitcoin, as well as Ether-specific opportunities, challenges, and risks. The Commission welcomes all public comments on these and related issues.

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-108, notice is hereby given that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component within the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), proposes to modify a system of records titled ``Law Enforcement National Data Exchange'' (N-DEx), JUSTICE/FBI-020, as to which notice was last published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2007 (Notice). The N-DEx System is a scalable information-sharing network that provides the capability for local, state, tribal, territorial, regional, federal, and foreign criminal justice agencies to make potential linkages between criminal justice incidents, investigations, arrests, bookings, incarcerations, parole and/or probation information, and criminal intelligence information, in order to help solve, deter, and prevent crimes, and, in the process, to enhance national security.

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to US 101/Chehalis River Bridge-Scour Repair in Washington State

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to US 101/Chehalis River Bridge-Scour Repair in Washington State.

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice.

Quartz Surface Products From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-606 and 731-TA-1416 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of quartz surface products from China, provided for in subheading 6810.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair- value.

Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) June 2, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

Manufacturing Site Change Supplements: Content and Submission; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance entitled ``Manufacturing Site Change Supplements: Content and Submissions; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.'' This guidance describes the decision-making steps that FDA recommends to determine whether a premarket approval application (PMA) supplement should be submitted when a manufacturer intends to change the manufacturing site (including a change to the processing, packaging, or sterilization site) of its legally marketed PMA-approved device. This guidance also discusses the general factors FDA intends to consider when determining whether to conduct an establishment inspection prior to approval of a site change supplement.

Medicare and Medicaid Programs, and Other Program Initiatives, and Priorities; Request for Nominations to the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE)

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
This notice requests nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE).

Sunshine Act Meetings

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Railroad Dock Dolphin Installation Project, Skagway, Alaska

Grant Feeds - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 23:00
NMFS has received a request from White Pass & Yukon Route (WP&YR) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Railroad Dock dolphin installation project in Skagway, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.

Now Accepting Nominations for Congressional Badge of Bravery

Dept of Justice News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:38

Submit your nominations for the 2018 Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to recognize our nation's law enforcement for courageous actions performed in the line of duty.

Broadband Pilot Program

Grant Feeds - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 23:00
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announces its general policy and application procedures for funding under the broadband pilot program established pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 which provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the pilot will fuel long-term rural economic development and opportunities in rural America. One of those opportunities is precision agriculture. The use of this technology requires a robust broadband connection. The awards made under this program will bring high speed broadband to the farms which will allow them to increase productivity. Please note that the application process is designed so that an applicant must demonstrate financial and technical feasibility of the project and the entire operation of the applicant. Applicants that do not demonstrate financial or technical feasibility will not be considered for an award.

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