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PRC Reviews USPS 2016 Performance Goals and 2017 Performance Plan: Report Offers Recommendations for Meeting Goals in the Future
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Postal Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued its analysis of the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) fiscal year (FY) 2016 Annual Performance Report and fiscal year 2017 Performance Plan. Each year, the Commission must review the Postal Service's performance goals, make findings as to whether the Postal Service has met those goals, and offer recommendations regarding the protection or promotion of public policy objectives.

The Commission's review finds that the Postal Service's FY ... Show Full Article

NRC to Conduct Public Meeting to Discuss 2016 Performance of Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will be available to discuss the 2016 safety performance of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant during a public open house planned for May 4 in Berwick, Pa. The plant is operated by Riverstone Holdings.

The open house will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center, 634 Salem Blvd. On hand to discuss the plant's performance and the NRC's oversight of the facility will be agency employees responsible for inspections of the plant, including ... Show Full Article

Medstar Harbor Hospital will Pay $179,576 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
BALTIMORE, April 27 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

Harbor Hospital Inc., trading as MedStar Harbor Hospital, will pay $179,576 and furnish other relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

The EEOC said that MedStar Harbor Hospital violated federal law when it refused to provide a reasonable accommodation to and instead fired Jerome Alston, a respiratory therapist, because of his disability. Alston had a kidney transplant and takes ... Show Full Article

International Trade Commission Receives Request from Boeing
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission received the following petition:

Docket Number 3219

Received:

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Commodity:

100- To 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft

Investigation Number:

701-TA-578 and 731-TA-1368

Filed By:

Patrick McLain

Firm/Organization:

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Behalf Of:

The Boeing Company

Confidential:

Yes

Country:

Canada

Description:

Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting the Commission to conduct an investigation under sections 701 and 731 of the ... Show Full Article

Hiatt & Mason Enterprises to Pay $35,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit
MOUNT AIRY, N.C., April 27 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

Hiatt & Mason Enterprises, Inc., a structural steel erection services company, has agreed to pay $35,000 and provide other relief to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Hiatt & Mason violated federal law when it subjected a black employee to a racially hostile work environment.

According to the EEOC's complaint, around March 2014, Paul Bowman began working ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Public Notice Regarding Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following public notice:

By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 17-105, which is captioned "Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative."

Ex Parte Rules. Presentations are subject to "permit-but-disclose" ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. 1.1206, 1.1200(a). Persons making ex parte presentations must file a copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine ... Show Full Article

EB Proposes $20k Fine for Miami Pirate Radio Operator
WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau issued the following public notice:

Adopted: April 25, 2017

Released: April 27, 2017

By the Regional Director, Region Two, Enforcement Bureau:

I. INTRODUCTION

1. We propose a penalty of $20,000 against Sergio Plasenciafor apparently operating an unauthorized radio station on 101.9 MHz and 107.3 MHz in Miami, Florida. The Commission previously warned Mr. Plasencia that operation of this unlicensed station was illegal and that continued operation could result in further enforcement action. Mr. Plasencia's ... Show Full Article