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Federal Register Highlights – 10/25/16

November 1, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 25, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to adopt rules that prohibit certain practices some multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) use in their negotiations for carriage of video programming that may impede competition, diversity, and innovation in the video marketplace. Specifically, the document proposes to prohibit the inclusion of “unconditional” most favored nation (MFN) provisions and unreasonable alternative distribution method (ADM) provisions in program carriage agreements between MVPDs and independent video programming vendors. Comments are due on or before December 27, 2016; reply comments are due on or before January 23, 2017. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference MB Docket No. 16–41.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document withdraws a proposed regulation relating to the user fee for the special enrollment examination to become an enrolled agent. This document also proposes a new regulation to increase the user fee for the examination to recover the cost to the IRS of overseeing the administration of the examination. The withdrawal and proposal affect individuals taking the enrolled agent special enrollment examination. This document also contains a notice of public hearing on the new proposed regulation. Written or electronic comments must be received by December 27, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference IRS–REG–134122–15.)

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