Friday - February 24, 2017
Federal Regulatory Agencies

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from federal regulatory agencies ranging from the Securities Exchange Commission to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission

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NRC Receives Event Notification Report on Colorado Department of Health
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event (52553) notification involving Envision of Fort Carson, Colorado. The report was filed by Colorado Department of Health:

Agreement State

Event Number: 52553

Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH

Licensee: ENVISION INC.

Region: 4

City: FORT CARSON State: CO

County:

License #: GL

Agreement: Y

Docket:

NRC Notified By: LINDA BARTISH

HQ OPS Officer: BETHANY CECERE

Notification Date: 02/15/2017

Notification Time: 19:08 [ET]

Event Date: 02/15/2017

Event Time: 10:09 [MST]

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FCC Reduces or Eliminates Burden of Unecessary Accounting Requirements for Carriers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release:

Taking further steps to minimize unnecessary burdens on carriers, the Federal Communications Commission today streamlined various accounting requirements for all carriers and eliminated certain accounting requirements for large carriers.

Specifically, the FCC eliminated the requirement that large carriers keep a separate set of regulatory accounting books in addition to their financial accounting books. Additionally, the Commission reduced the extent of FCC-specific accounts that must be maintained ... Show Full Article

FCC Proposes 'Next-Generation' Broadcast Television Transmission Standard
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release:

The Federal Communications Commission today seeks comment on a proposal that would allow television broadcasters to use the "Next Generation" broadcast television transmission standard, called "ATSC 3.0," on a voluntary, market-driven basis.

ATSC 3.0 has the potential to greatly improve broadcast signal reception on mobile devices and television receivers without outdoor antennas. It is also intended to enable broadcasters to offer enhanced and innovative new features to consumers, including Ultra ... Show Full Article

FCC Expands Area Where FM Translators Rebroadcasting AM Radio Stations Can Be Located
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release:

The Federal Communications Commission today expanded the site locations where FM translators can rebroadcast AM radio stations. The amended rule provides greater flexibility for an AM station to place a rebroadcasting FM translator in a location where it will better serve its AM station's listeners.

AM radio stations that want to improve their service area with a clearer signal can do so by using an FM translator, which receives the AM signal and re-broadcasts it on an FM frequency.This is particularly ... Show Full Article

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Comments on Revitalization of the AM Radio Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on revitalization of the AM radio service (MB Docket No. 13-249):

"It is often said, that AM radio is the foundational part of the American media landscape. Its programming - which ranges from news, sports and talk; to weather, agricultural reports and of course, music - continues to educate, inspire and bring communities together.

"One of my proudest moments as Acting Chair, was helping to shepherd one of the Commission's recent efforts, to revitalize AM broadcasting. ... Show Full Article

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Comments on Comprehensive Review of Part 32 Uniform System of Accounts
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on comprehensive review of the part 32 uniform system of accounts:

Re: Comprehensive Review of the Part 32 Uniform System of Accounts, WC Docket No. 14-130; Jurisdictional Separations and Referral to the Federal-State Joint Board, CC Docket No. 80-286.

"Until today, Section 220 of the Communications Act required all regulated telephone companies to keep their accounting books in a uniform manner. This in and of itself is not an unusual condition, for there are many other ... Show Full Article

Agencies Release Swap Margin Guidance
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following news release:

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Thursday issued guidance explaining how supervisors should examine for compliance with the swap margin rule, which established margin requirements for swaps not cleared through a clearinghouse.

The guidance explains that the Board and the OCC expect swap entities covered by the rule to prioritize their compliance efforts surrounding the March 1, 2017, variation margin deadline according to the size ... Show Full Article