Monday - October 21, 2019
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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SEC Proposes Amendments to Exemptive Applications Procedures
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following news release:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has voted to propose rule amendments to establish an expedited review procedure for applications under the Investment Company Act that are substantially identical to recent precedent, as well as a new informal internal procedure for applications that would not qualify for the new expedited process. The proposed actions are intended to make the application process more efficient as well as to provide additional certainty and transparency ... Show Full Article

Pei Wei Fresh Kitchen Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment of Teens and Young Adults
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 18 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

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- Restaurant Tolerated a Sexually Hostile Work Environment, Federal Agency Charges

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Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC, doing business as Pei Wei Fresh Kitchen in Little Rock Ark., violated federal law when it subjected a class of female teens and young adults to sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today. The sexual harassment, committed by the male general manager and the ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Barretts Minerals
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54321) involving Barretts Minerals, Dillon, Montana:

SAFETY EQUIPMENT FAILURE - STUCK SHUTTER

On September 25, 2019, at approximately 0800 MDT, while preparing to perform electrical maintenance on a density gauge, the shutter on the gauge was found stuck in the open (normal) position. Upon contacting Berthold, the device manufacturer, the licensee was instructed to contact the NRC to make this notification.

The source is a Cs-137, 20 mCi source, S/N 846, manufactured in March of 1990. There ... Show Full Article

FERC Issues Weekly Digest for Oct. 14-18, 2019
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Election Commission issued the following weekly digest:

Commission meetings and hearings

No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

Litigation

Campaign Legal Center, et al. v. FEC (http://transition-stage.fec.gov/law/litigation/clc_192336.shtml) (Case No. 19-2336) On October 1, Hillary for America and Correct the Record filed a Motion to Intervene as Defendants (https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/clc_192336_mot_intervene.pdf) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On October 15, Plaintiffs filed an Opposition ... Show Full Article

FDIC and Fed Request Information on the Use and Impact of CAMELS Ratings
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following news release:

In keeping with ongoing initiatives to increase transparency and improve efficiency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve Board are inviting public comment on their use of the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, also known as the CAMELS rating system.

The agencies seek comments on the consistency of ratings assigned under the CAMELS system. The agencies are also interested in comments concerning how they use CAMELS ratings in enforcement actions and in reviewing ... Show Full Article

FCC Media Bureau Issues Order on Low Power FM Radio Service Technical Rules
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following order (MB Docket Nos. 19-193 and 17-105):

In the Matter of Amendments of Parts 73 and 74 to Improve the Low Power FM Radio Service Technical Rules

Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative

ORDER

Adopted: October 17, 2019

Released: October 18, 2019

By the Chief, Media Bureau:

1. By this Order, the Media Bureau denies the request of REC Networks (REC) to extend the deadlines for comments and reply comments in the above-captioned rulemaking proceeding./1

2. On July 30, 2019, the Commission released ... Show Full Article

ASICS America Corporation Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination
BYHALIA, Mississippi, Oct. 18 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

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- Athletic Apparel Manufacturer Fired Temporary Employee Because of Her Disabilities, Federal Agency Charges

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ASICS America Corporation (ASICS), a manufacturer of athletic footwear and accessories, violated federal law by firing a temporary worker because of her disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC's suit, on or about the first week in March of 2015, a temporary staffing agency assigned ... Show Full Article