Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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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NRC Receives Event Notification on Secondary Containment Declared Inoperable
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (52820) involving Pilgrim nuclear plant, Massachusetts:

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO BOTH AIRLOCK DOORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY

"On June 20, 2017, at 1444 hours [EDT], with the reactor at 100% core thermal power and steady state conditions, plant personnel identified that both doors in one of the secondary containment airlocks (Door #58 and Door #85) were open briefly as part of normal passage of personnel.

"The Technical Specification definition of SECONDARY CONTAINMENT INTEGRITY ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Invalid Specified System Actuation
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (52818) involving Hatch nuclear plant, Georgia:

INVALID SPECIFIED SYSTEM ACTUATION DUE TO FAILED RELAY

"On April 27, 2017 at 0029 EDT, Unit 2 received an invalid partial Group 2 isolation due to a failed relay (2D11-K80) on the auxiliary trip unit. Both of the U1 and U2 Standby Gas Treatment (SGT) trains started and the U2 Group II primary containment and all secondary containment inboard isolation valves closed. Also, the refuel floor isolation dampers closed, the reactor building supply and ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification on Inoperable Low Pressure Core Spray
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (52821) involving LaSalle nuclear plant, Illinois:

LOW PRESSURE CORE SPRAY DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO LOSS OF COOLING

"This report is being made pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) for an event or condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. The Unit 1 Low Pressure Core Spray (LPCS) Pump Injection System was declared inoperable at 2043 [CDT] due to a loss of corner room area cooling and loss of motor cooling. The common ... Show Full Article

FTC Wraps Up Major Phone Cramming Case as Remaining Defendants Settle Charges
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The remaining defendants behind a massive landline cramming operation agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they placed more than $70 million in unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills.

The settlements with defendants Steven Sann, Terry Lane, and the corporate defendants who operated the scheme, resolve the remaining charges the FTC brought against American eVoice, Ltd., eight other companies, and four individual defendants.

In its complaint, the FTC alleged that the operation ... Show Full Article

FEC Approves Two Advisory Opinions
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Federal Election Commission issued the following news release:

At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved two advisory opinions.

Advisory Opinion 2017-01 (American Urological Association) (http://saos.fec.gov/aodocs/201701_1.pdf). The Commission issued an advisory opinion in response to a request from the American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA). The Commission concluded that the AUA is no longer affiliated with the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc. (AACU). During the discussion, the Commission heard from Counsel for the ... Show Full Article

FCC Commissioner Pai Issues Statement on OneWeb Market Access Grant
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Chairman Ajit Pai:

Re: WorldVu Satellites Limited, Petition for a Declaratory Ruling Granting Access to the U.S. Market for the OneWeb NGSO FSS System.

"Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptians orienting the pyramids toward certain stars to the Greeks using constellations to write their mythology. In modern times, we've done the same, with over 1,000 active satellites currently in orbit. Today, the FCC harnesses that inspiration as we seek to make the promise ... Show Full Article

FCC Commissioner Pai Issues Statement on Competitive Broadband Access
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Chairman Ajit Pai:

Re: Improving Competitive Broadband Access to Multiple Tenant Environments, GN Docket No. 17-142.

"Melrose Place, The Jeffersons, Seinfeld, Perfect Strangers, Three's Company, Friends, Good Times, and The Big Bang Theory. What do these television shows have in common? Each takes place in an apartment building--or, in the parlance, a multiple tenant environment (MTE). MTEs are residential or commercial premises, including apartment buildings and shopping centers, that are occupied ... Show Full Article