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Federal Regulatory Agencies

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SEC Announces 2017 Government-Business Forum to Be Held at University of Texas at Austin
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to host the SEC's annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 30. This annual forum provides a platform to highlight additional measures to improve small business capital formation and address whether unnecessary, duplicative, or outdated regulations ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Sanitary Lift Station Overflow Offsite Notification
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (case number) involving Summer nuclear plant, South Carolina:


"At approximately 0319 EDT on 10/14/17, site personnel discovered a sanitary lift station overflowing in the protected area. The overflow entered a nearby storm drain that discharges into Outfall 12. The estimated release volume was approximately 50 gallons. At 1134 EDT on 10/17/17 an initial notification was made to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. ... Show Full Article

MSRB Letter to SEC Investor Advocate Highlights Municipal Market Practices That May Affect Retail Investors
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board issued the following news release:

In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Investor Advocate ( this week, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) emphasized its concerns about municipal market practices that pose risks for retail investors, and reiterated its commitment to enhancing transparency and fairness in the municipal market through a continued focus on pricing and disclosure.

"Investor protection ... Show Full Article

FTC Announces Agenda for November 8 Workshop on Examining Competition Issues Related to Prescription Drug Markets
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop on competition issues related to prescription drug markets. The workshop, titled "Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics," will take place on November 8, 2017 at the FTC's Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. The event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb will give the keynote ... Show Full Article

FCC Affirms Dismissal of Application for Class A TV License
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following news release:

In the Matter of

International Communications Network, Inc.

Licensee of Low Power Television Station KSDY-LD, San Diego, CA

Application for Class A Television License for Low Power Television Station KSDY-LD, San Diego, CA

Facility ID No. 56830

File No. BLDTA-20140725ABQ

Memorandum Opinion And Order

Adopted: October 18, 2017 Released: October 18, 2017

By the Commission: Commissioner Clyburn dissenting.


1. The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has ... Show Full Article

Commissioner Dye Addresses PNWA Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Maritime Commission's Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued the following news release:

Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Tuesday told the audience at the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association's (PNWA) annual meeting that though the Supply Chain Innovation Teams Initiative she has led is coming to a close, the work necessary to maintain an efficient and reliable international, intermodal supply chain is never-ending.

During her remarks, delivered in Portland, Oregon, Commissioner Dye emphasized the criticality of thinking beyond the confines of port boundaries; and, ... Show Full Article

Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Issues Statement on EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following statement by Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen regarding the release of the European Commission's Report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

"We welcome the positive outcome of the first EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Annual Review. Enforcing international privacy frameworks such as Privacy Shield is an integral part of our Privacy and Data Security program, as highlighted in three recently announced Privacy Shield enforcement actions. We look forward to continuing to work with our European counterparts ... Show Full Article