Friday - March 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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Ultracare Las Vegas Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
LAS VEGAS, March 22 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

Ultracare Las Vegas, an ultrasound technician provider, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

According to the EEOC's suit, from 2010 to 2013, Nevada Health Centers and Ultracare Las Vegas had a service contract whereby Ultracare agreed to provide Nevada Health Centers with ultrasound technicians. In November 2012, Ultracare hired David Matlock as an ultrasound ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Open Meeting Agenda, March 22
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following meeting agenda:

Item 1: Amendment to Rule 15c6-1

Office: Division of Trading and Markets

Staff: Heather Seidel, Gary Goldsholle, Christian Sabella, Jeffrey Mooney, Justin Pica, Susan Petersen, Andrew Shanbrom, Jesse Capelle

The Commission will consider whether to adopt an amendment to Rule 15c6-1 under the Exchange Act to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from three business days after the trade date to two business days after the trade date.

For further information, ... Show Full Article

SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted an amendment to shorten by one business day the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions. Currently, the standard settlement cycle for these transactions is three business days, known as T+3. The amended rule shortens the settlement cycle to two business days, T+2.

The amended rule is designed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk, and ensure a coordinated and expeditious transition by market participants to a shortened ... Show Full Article

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Rollout of Network Outage Reporting System 3.0
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following public notice:

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission's (Commission) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announces the rollout of Version 3.0 of the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS). Under Part 4 of the Commission's rules, certain communications providers (e.g., wireless, wireline, cable, satellite communications and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)) must report significant disruptions or outages to their communications systems.

NORS Version 3.0 improvements ... Show Full Article

NRC to Conduct Special Inspection at Turkey Point Nuclear Plant
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a special inspection today at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear power plant to assess the failure of a safety-related electrical bus that resulted in the plant declaring an alert.
The plant is located near Homestead, Fla., about 25 miles south of Miami.

On March 18, an electrical fault occurred in a Unit 3 switchgear room, resulting in the loss of a safety-related electrical bus and a reactor trip. Other safety systems functioned as required, ensuring ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Troxler Moisture Density Gauge
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (52610) involving Aesco Technologies, Huntington Beach, California. The report was filed by California Radiation Control Program:

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following information was obtained from the state of California via email:

"A Troxler model 3440, serial number 69286 moisture density gauge was stolen from a gauge user's locked vehicle during the night of March 11, 2017. The vehicle was parked at his residence overnight (in Northridge, ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Opinion and Order on Application of Razorcake/Gorsky Press
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following opinion and order:

In the Matter of

Application of Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

For a New LPFM Station at Pasadena, California

File No. BNPL-20131114AXZ

Facility ID No. 195577

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Adopted: March 22, 2017

Released: March 22, 2017

By the Commission:

The Commission has before it a July 29, 2016, Application for Review (AFR) filed by Educational Media Foundation (EMF), licensee of KYLA(FM), Fountain Valley, California. EMF seeks review of a Media Bureau ... Show Full Article