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SEC Issues Order Involving Michael Cronin
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (No. 3-19153) instituting the public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings involving Michael F. Cronin:

I. The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate that public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Sections 4C1 and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act") and Rule 102(e)(1)(iii) of the Commission's Rules of Practice, against Michael F. Cronin, CPA ("Respondent").2

II. In anticipation of the ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Manna Capital, MCA Holdings, QMI Seismic
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (Case No. 3-18695) to show cause involving Manna Capital, MCA Holdings and QMI Seismic:

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") issued an Order Instituting Proceedings ("OIP") on August 29, 2018, pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, against respondents Manna Capital, Inc., MCA Holdings Corp., and QMI Seismic, Inc.1 On November 30, 2018, an order to show cause why they should not be held in default was issued as to Manna Capital, Inc., and QMI Seismic, Inc.2 That ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Charter Capital Management, Steven Morris Bruce
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (No. 3-19152) instituting the public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings involving Charter Capital Management and Steven Morris Bruce:

I. The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate and in the public interest that public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Sections 203(e), 203(f) and 203(k) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ("Advisers Act") against Charter Capital Management, LLC ("CCM") and Steven Morris ... Show Full Article

NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2018 Performance of Fermi Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2018 safety performance of the Fermi Power Plant, operated by DTE Energy Company during an open house on April 30, in Monroe, Mich.

The open house, which will be held at the Monroe County Courthouse, the Board of Commissioners Chambers, 125 E. Second St., will run from 6-7 p.m., EDT. NRC employees responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will be available to discuss the plant's performance.

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NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Vogtle Power Reactor in Georgia
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54017) involving Vogtle power reactor in Georgia:

CONTRACT SUPERVISOR TEST POSITIVE FOR DRUGS ON A FOLLOW-UP TEST

A contract supervisor tested positive for drugs on a follow-up fitness-for-duty test. The contractor's access to the facility has been revoked and his badge was confiscated. Additionally, the supervisor failed a random test administered the next day (see EN #54018).

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Power Reactor

Facility: VOGTLE

Region: 2

State: GA

Unit: ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Byron Power Reactor in Illinois
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54020) involving Byron power reactor in Illinois:

MANUAL INITIATION OF THE AUXILIARY FEEDWATER SYSTEM IN RESPONSE TO A LOSS OF FEEDWATER

"At 1324 CDT, on 4/22/2019, with unit 2 in Mode 3 at 0 percent power, an intentional manual initiation of the Auxiliary Feedwater System occurred in response to a loss of feedwater condition. The loss of feedwater condition occurred after the non-safety related Startup Feedwater Pump was secured due to high bearing temperatures. The A Train Auxiliary Feedwater ... Show Full Article

ITC Receives Complaint From Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission received the following complaint (Docket No. 3381):

Commodity: Dried Tart Cherries

Investigation Number: 701-TA-622 and 731-TA-1448

Filed By: Elizabeth Drake

Firm/Organization: Schagrin Associates

Behalf Of: Dried Tart Cherry Trade Committee

Confidential: Yes

Country: Turkey

Description: Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under sections 701 & 731 of the Tariff Act of 1930 regarding the Imposition of Countervailing and Antidumping Duties on Dried Tart Cherries ... Show Full Article