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Federal Regulatory Agencies

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NRC Receives Event Notification on Patient Underdose
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (52914) on patient underdose:


The following report was received via e-mail:

"The licensee's RSO reported a possible medical event for four separate patients, involving a Nucletron Model microSelectron-HDR 106.990 remote afterloading brachytherapy unit. This was noticed during review by the medical physicist. The licensee notified Elekta for confirmation of the software error. The RSO confirmed on 8/18/2017, that two (2) patients were under dosed by more ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Contaminated Offloading Uranyl Nitrate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (53026) on individual contaminated while offloading uranyl nitrate:


"24 Hour Event Notification based on 10 CFR 70.50(b)(1) for an unplanned contamination event that requires access to the contaminated area to be restricted for more than 24 hours, by imposing additional radiological controls or by prohibiting entry into the area.

"On October 18, 2017 at approximately 1005 EDT, while operators were unloading a LR-230 container of liquid uranyl ... Show Full Article

NLRB Issues Decisions for Week of Oct. 10-13
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The National Labor Relations Board issued the following weekly case summary:

Summarized Board Decisions

Midwest Terminals of Toledo International, Inc. (08-CA-135971 and 08-CA-136613; 365 NLRB No. 138( Toledo, OH, October 11, 2017.

The Board adopted the Administrative Law Judge's conclusions that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(5) and (1) by unilaterally changing the selection process and criteria for adding employees to its contractual skilled employee list, and violated Section 8(a)(3) and (1) by discriminatorily ... Show Full Article

International Trade Commission Receives Complaint From PureCircle
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission received the following complaint:

Docket Number 3266

Received: Friday, October 20, 2017

Commodity: Glucosylated Steviol Glycosides

Investigation Number: Pending Institution

Filed By: Jacob D. Anderson

Firm/Organization: DLA Piper LLP (US)

Behalf Of: PureCircle USA Inc. and PureCircle Sdn Bhd

Confidential: Yes

Country: None

Description: Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, regarding Certain Glucosylated Steviol ... Show Full Article

Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Areas of California Affected By Wildfires
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following financial institution letter:


The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and to facilitate recovery in areas of California affected by wildfires.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised financial institutions.


* Wildfires caused significant property damage in areas of California on October 8, 2017, and continuing.

* A federal ... Show Full Article

CPSC Prohibits Certain Phthalates in Children's Toys and Child Care Products
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following news release:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 3 to 2 on October 18, 2017 to issue a final rule prohibiting children's toys and child care articles containing more than 0.1 percent of certain phthalate chemicals. The rule will take effect 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Phthalates are used to make vinyl and other plastics soft and pliable. Ingestion of certain phthalates can have harmful health effects on children.

The Commission's final rule bans children's toys and ... Show Full Article

Acting FTC Chairman Ohlhausen Issues Statement on FTC Nominations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen commission nominations:

"I congratulate Joseph Simons on his nomination to be FTC Chairman and Rohit Chopra on his nomination to serve as a Commissioner. I wish them well in their confirmation process.

"I am honored that the President asked me to serve as the Acting Chairman of the FTC, which has allowed me to lay the groundwork for the Commission's efforts to protect economic liberty, support small businesses and military consumers, fight fraud, promote vigorous competition, ... Show Full Article