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Federal Regulatory Agencies

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USITC Institutes Investigation to Assess a Trade Agreement With Mexico and Canada
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation to assess the likely impact of a trade agreement that the President has announced he intends to enter into with Mexico and Canada.

The investigation, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors, was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative in a letter received on August 31, 2018.

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Surry in Virginia
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 53662) involving Surry facility, Virginia:

ACTUATION OF EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR DUE TO TRANSFORMER TRIP

"On 10/11/18 at 2304, with both Surry Units at 100% power, the 'A' Reserve Station Service Transformer (RSST) tripped on a pilot wire lockout. This resulted in electrical isolation of the 'A' RSST, the 'D' Transfer Bus and the Unit 1 'J' Emergency Bus. The #3 Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) started and loaded on the Emergency Bus, as designed. Operations entered the appropriate Abnormal ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Geocon in San Diego
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 53638) involving Geocon, San Diego, California:

AGREEMENT STATE - STOLEN DENSITY GAUGE

The following was received via email from the State of California:

"On October 2, 2018, at approximately 0830 [PDT] the, Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for Geocon, Inc. contacted [California Radiologic Health Branch] RHB Brea concerning the moisture/density gauge, Troxler, model 3440, serial #33877 (Cs-137, 0.333 gigaBecquerel; Am-241, 1.6 gigaBecquerel) that had been stolen along with a transport vehicle ... Show Full Article

In CFTC Action, Former Trader Kamaldeep Gandhi Admits to Engaging in Spoofing and Manipulative Schemes at Proprietary Trading Firms
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release:

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order filing and settling charges against Kamaldeep Gandhi, in which Gandhi admits to engaging in manipulative and deceptive schemes, along with other individuals, which involved thousands of acts of spoofing (bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution) with respect to a variety of futures products traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange, ... Show Full Article

FTC Announces Agenda for Fifth Session of Its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fifth session of its Hearings (https://www.ftc.gov/policy/hearings-competition-consumer-protection) initiative, with a one-day session to be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. This session reschedules the hearing session originally postponed on September 14 due to inclement weather.

The Georgetown event will examine vertical merger analysis and the role of the consumer welfare standard in U.S. antitrust ... Show Full Article

FCC Settles Equipment Marketing Investigation With AMS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau issued the following order (File No. EB-SED-17-00024690):

In the Matter of Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC

File No.: EB-SED-17-00024690

Acct. No.: 201832100032

FRN: 0027860402

ORDER

Adopted: October 12, 2018

Released: October 12, 2018

By the Deputy Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

1. The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission has entered into a Consent Decree to resolve its investigation into whether Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC (AMS) violated the Commission's rules by marketing light-emitting ... Show Full Article

FCC Issues Report on Areas Impacted by Hurricane Michael
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following report:

The following is a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Hurricane Michael as of October 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Hurricane Michael made landfall on October 10 as a Category 4 hurricane at approximately 1:00 p.m. EDT near Mexico Beach, Florida. This report incorporates network outage data submitted by communications providers to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS currently covers areas of Alabama, Florida, ... Show Full Article