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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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Douglas Scheidt, Associate Director and Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management, to Leave Agency After 32 Years of Public Service
WASHINGTON, April 20 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release:

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Douglas Scheidt, an Associate Director and the Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management, will retire from the SEC at the end of September.

Mr. Scheidt has led the Division's Chief Counsel's Office for over 21 years. During his tenure, Mr. Scheidt has provided legal and policy guidance for the $82 trillion asset management industry on a wide variety of matters, with a focus on regulatory compliance and the duties of fund directors ... Show Full Article

Wild & Wolf Recalls Petit Collage Children's Toy Xylophones Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following recall alert on Ningbo Tooky Toy Petit Collage musical jumbo wooden xylophones:

Hazard: The ball on the end of the toy xylophone beater stick can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: April 19, 2018

Units: About 2,900 (In addition, about 240 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Wild & Wolf toll free at 855-215-5879 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.petitcollage.com and click on "Product Safety" or http://www.wildandwolf.com and click on "Product ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Administrative Proceeding on Gemini Fund Services
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following administrative proceeding (File No. 3-18348) involving Gemini Fund Services:

In the Matter of

GEMINI FUND SERVICES LLC

Respondent.

ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF CERTAIN FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE COMMISSION AND DIRECTING TRANSFER OF REMAINING FUNDS TO THE U.S. TREASURY

On January 22, 2018, the Commission simultaneously instituted and settled a cease and desist proceeding against Gemini Fund Services, LLC ("Gemini" or the "Respondent").(1) The proceeding arose out of Gemini's role as fund administrator for a Massachusetts-based ... Show Full Article

FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Issues Public Notice on Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 GHZ to 4.2 GHZ Band
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau issued the following public notice involving expanding flexible use of the 3.7 GHZ to 4.2 GHZ band:

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU, INTERNATIONAL BUREAU, AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISH GN DOCKET NO.18-122

By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, International Bureau, and the Office of Engineering and Technology establish GN Docket No. 18-122, which is captioned "Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 GHz to 4.2 GHz Band." We encourage parties that submit ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Public Notice Regarding Posting of Station Licenses
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following public notice (MB Docket No. 18-121):

By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau opens MB Docket No. 18-121, which is captioned "Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 5, 73, and 74 of the Commission's Rules Regarding Posting of Station Licenses and Related Information."

Ex Parte Rules. Presentations are subject to "permit-but-disclose" ex parte rules. See 47 C.F.R. Sections 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 ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Order on Leased Commercial Access
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following order (MB Docket No. 07-42):

In the Matter of Leased Commercial Access

ORDER OF DISMISSAL

By the Chief, Media Bureau:

1. On February 1, 2008, the Commission released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the above-captioned docket.(1) On July 9, 2008, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Notice stating that it disapproved of the information collection requirements associated with the 2008 Leased Access Order.(2) On August 26, 2008, on behalf of the United ... Show Full Article

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Issues Remarks Before American Enterprise Institute
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following remarks by Commissioner Michael O'Rielly before the American Enterprise Institute:

Thank you, Jeff Eisenach, for your kind words and introduction. It is a pleasure to be back with you, and I thank the American Enterprise Institute for the invitation to share some thoughts on policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission.

As some of you may know, I have a reputation of trying to be fairly substantive -- some have said extensively boring -- in my various speeches and remarks. I find comfort deep in the ... Show Full Article