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Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-25425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA reviewed this Privacy Act system to ensure it was relevant, necessary, accurate, up-to-date, and covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority. Also, it was updated in response to OMB M-07-16.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-026, Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card Restrictions for Treasury Offset Program Debts
Document Number: E7-25424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to restrict the use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card as a method of payment for contractors with debts subject to the Treasury Offset Program.
Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements; Meeting
Document Number: E7-25415
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a proposed rule on Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements for public comment (72 FR 72522; December 20, 2007). The public comment period runs from December 20, 2007 thru March 4, 2008. As part of the public comment process, the NRC plans to hold a transcribed public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed rule. NRC staff will be taking comments only and will not be prepared to discuss or respond to comments or questions on the rule. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend. The meeting will be held on January 23, 2008, in the NRC Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada. During the comment period, comments may also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax or e-mail.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision 5
Document Number: E7-25414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage cask regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1014. Amendment No. 5 would include deletion of the requirement to perform thermal validation tests on thermal systems; an increase in the design basis maximum decay heat loads, namely, to 34 kilowatts (kW) for uniform loading and 36.9 kW for regionalized loading, and introduction of a new decay heat regionalized scheme; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight for boiling water reactor fuel in the Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC)-68 from 700 to 730 pounds; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight of up to 1,720 pounds for assemblies not requiring spacers, otherwise 1,680 pounds; changes to the assembly characteristics of 16x16 pressurized water reactor fuel assemblies to be qualified for storage in the HI- STORM 100 cask system; a change in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-32 for fuel with axial power shaping rod assemblies and in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-24, MPC-24E, and the MPC-32 for fuel with control rod assemblies, rod cluster control assemblies, and control element assemblies; elimination of the restriction that fuel debris can only be loaded into the MPC-24EF, MPC-32F, MPC-68F, and MPC-68FF canisters; introduction of a requirement that all MPC confinement boundary components and any MPC components exposed to spent fuel pool water or the ambient environment be made of stainless steel or, for MPC internals, neutron absorber or aluminum; the addition of a threshold heat load below which operation of the Supplemental Cooling System would not be required and modification of the design criteria to simplify the system; minor editorial changes to include clarification of the description of anchored casks, correction of typographical/ editorial errors, clarification of the definitions of loading operations, storage operations, transport operations, unloading operations, cask loading facility, and transfer cask in various locations throughout the CoC and Final Safety Analysis Report; and modification of the definition of non-fuel hardware to include the individual parts of the items defined as non-fuel hardware.
Rate for Assessment on Direct Payment Fees to Representatives in 2008
Document Number: E7-25409
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
SSA is announcing that the assessment percentage rate under sections 206(d) and 1631(d)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 406(d), and 1383(d)(2)(C) is 6.3 percent for 2008.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision 5
Document Number: E7-25403
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage cask regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1014. Amendment No. 5 includes deletion of the requirement to perform thermal validation tests on thermal systems; an increase in the design basis maximum decay heat loads, namely, to 34 kilowatts (kW) for uniform loading and 36.9 kW for regionalized loading, and introduction of a new decay heat regionalized scheme; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight for boiling water reactor fuel in the Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC)-68 from 700 to 730 pounds; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight of up to 1,720 pounds for assemblies not requiring spacers, otherwise 1,680 pounds; changes to the assembly characteristics of 16 x 16 pressurized water reactor fuel assemblies to be qualified for storage in the HI-STORM 100 cask system; a change in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-32 for fuel with axial power shaping rod assemblies and in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-24, MPC-24E, and the MPC-32 for fuel with control rod assemblies, rod cluster control assemblies, and control element assemblies; elimination of the restriction that fuel debris can only be loaded into the MPC- 24EF, MPC-32F, MPC-68F, and MPC-68FF canisters; introduction of a requirement that all MPC confinement boundary components and any MPC components exposed to spent fuel pool water or the ambient environment be made of stainless steel or, for MPC internals, neutron absorber or aluminum; the addition of a threshold heat load below which operation of the Supplemental Cooling System would not be required and modification of the design criteria to simplify the system; minor editorial changes to include clarification of the description of anchored casks, correction of typographical/editorial errors, clarification of the definitions of loading operations, storage operations, transport operations, unloading operations, cask loading facility, and transfer cask in various locations throughout the CoC and Final Safety Analysis Report; and modification of the definition of non-fuel hardware to include the individual parts of the items defined as non-fuel hardware.
Security Officer Attentiveness
Document Number: E7-25398
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors, except those who have permanently ceased operation and have certified that fuel has been removed from the reactor vessel, and Category I fuel facilities. The contents of this bulletin are for information to Category III fuel facilities, independent spent fuel storage installations, conversion facilities and gaseous diffusion plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this bulletin to achieve the following three objectives: 1. The agency is notifying addressees about the NRC staff's need for information associated with licensee security program administrative and management controls as a result of security personnel inattentiveness, especially involving complicity, and related concerns with the behavior observation program (BOP). The information is needed to determine if further regulatory action is warranted, if the necessary inspection program needs to be enhanced, or if additional assessment of security program implementation is needed. 2. The NRC seeks to obtain information on licensee administrative and managerial controls to deter and address inattentiveness and complicity among licensee security personnel including contractors and subcontractors. 3. This bulletin requires that addressees provide a written response to the NRC in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Section 50.54(f) or 10 CFR 70.22(d). This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML073480342.
Hawaii Disaster #HI-00010
Document Number: E7-25379
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Hawaii dated 12/19/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, High Winds, Rains and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/04/2007 through 12/07/2007.
The UBS Funds, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-25378
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Washington Disaster Number WA-00015
Document Number: E7-25377
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated 12/09/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing through 12/17/2007.
Washington Disaster Number WA-00015
Document Number: E7-25372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated 12/09/ 2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing through 12/17/2007.
Main Street Capital Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-25357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Millennium India Acquisition Company Inc.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E7-25350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Revision of Federal Speculative Position Limits
Document Number: E7-25344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is reopening the period for public comment to provide interested persons additional time to comment on certain proposed amendments pertaining to the Federal speculative position limits for agricultural commodities.
National Science Board; Committee on Programs and Plans; Sunshine Act; Notice
Document Number: E7-25308
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Switches and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Review a Final Determination on Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: E7-25279
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review a portion of the final initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on November 7, 2007, regarding whether there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the above- captioned investigation.
In the Matter of Certain Systems for Detecting and Removing Viruses or Worms, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-25278
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 21, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Trend Micro Incorporated of Cupertino, California. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain systems for detecting and removing viruses or worms, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,623,600. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
In the Matter of: Certain R-134a Coolant (Otherwise Known as 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane); Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E7-25275
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 20, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of INEOS Fluor Limited of the United Kingdom and INEOS Fluor Americas LLC of St. Gabriel, Louisiana. A supplemental letter and amended complaint, which included another complainant, INEOS Fluor Holdings Limited of the United Kingdom, were filed on December 13, 2007. The complaint, as supplemented and amended, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain R-134a coolant (otherwise known as 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane) by reason of infringement of the claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,744,658. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-25274
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 110
Document Number: E7-25178
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This staff accounting bulletin (``SAB'') expresses the views of the staff regarding the use of a ``simplified'' method, as discussed in SAB No. 107 (``SAB 107''), in developing an estimate of expected term of ``plain vanilla'' share options in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised 2004), Share-Based Payment. In particular, the staff indicated in SAB 107 that it will accept a company's election to use the simplified method, regardless of whether the company has sufficient information to make more refined estimates of expected term. At the time SAB 107 was issued, the staff believed that more detailed external information about employee exercise behavior (e.g., employee exercise patterns by industry and/or other categories of companies) would, over time, become readily available to companies. Therefore, the staff stated in SAB 107 that it would not expect a company to use the simplified method for share option grants after December 31, 2007. The staff understands that such detailed information about employee exercise behavior may not be widely available by December 31, 2007. Accordingly, the staff will continue to accept, under certain circumstances, the use of the simplified method beyond December 31, 2007.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review And Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review and Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6237
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules
Document Number: 07-6234
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus Announces Start Date for Licensing and Registration Process for the 3650-3700 MHz
Document Number: 07-6229
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB or Bureau) announces as the start date for filing applications for nationwide non- exclusive licenses in the 3650-3700 MHz band (3650 MHz band). The Bureau explains how to use the Commission's Universal Licensing System (ULS) to acquire a nationwide non-exclusive license for terrestrial operations in the 3650 MHz band and how to register fixed and base stations under such a license.\1\ Mobile and portable stations, which are typically used by consumers, i.e., end users or subscribers, do not require a separate license and do not have to be registered in ULS.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Submitted for OMB Review and Comment Request
Document Number: 07-6228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for clearance the following information collection, without change from a previously approved collection.
Report on the Selection of Eligible Countries for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E7-25312
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This report is provided in accordance with section 608(d)(1) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, Public Law 108-199, Division D, (the ``Act''). The Act authorizes the provision of Millennium Challenge Account (``MCA'') assistance under section 605 of the Act to countries that enter into compacts with the United States to support policies and programs that advance the progress of such countries in achieving lasting economic growth and poverty reduction, and are in furtherance of the Act. The Act requires the Millennium Challenge Corporation (``MCC'') to take steps to determine the countries that, based to the maximum extent possible on objective and quantifiable indicators of a country's demonstrated commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investing in their people, will be eligible to receive MCA assistance for a fiscal year. These steps include the submission of reports to appropriate congressional committees and the publication of notices in the Federal Register that identify, among other things: 1. The ``candidate countries'' for MCA assistance for a fiscal year, and all countries that would be candidate countries if they met the requirement of section 606(a)(1)(B) (section 608(a) of the Act); 2. The eligibility criteria and methodology that the MCC Board of Directors (the ``Board'') will use to select ``eligible countries'' from among the ``candidate countries'' (section 608(b) of the Act); and 3. The countries determined by the Board to be ``eligible countries'' for a fiscal year, the countries on the list of eligible countries with which the Board will seek to enter into a compact, and a justification for the decisions regarding eligibility and selection for negotiation (section 608(d)(1) of the Act). This is the third of the above-described reports by MCC for fiscal year 2008 (FY08). It identifies countries determined by the Board to be eligible under section 607 of the Act for FY08 and those that the Board will seek to enter into compacts under section 609 of the Act, and the justification for such decisions.
NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee; Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting
Document Number: E7-25301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Earth Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This Subcommittee reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. The Meeting will be held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning.
Lincoln County, Nevada; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-25299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is denying a petition for rulemaking submitted March 23, 2007, by Lincoln County, Nevada, related to its potential participation as an affected unit of local government (AULG) in the NRC proceeding concerning the Department of Energy's proposed repository for high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Lincoln County desires an amendment to 10 CFR 2.314(b) to allow it and other AULGs to be represented in the proceeding by any duly authorized individual, including a non-attorney consultant. The Commission is denying the petition as unnecessary because the current regulations allow Lincoln County the representation it seeks.
Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00016
Document Number: E7-25252
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of OKLAHOMA (FEMA- 1735-DR), dated 12/18/2007. Incident: Severe Winter Storms. Incident Period: 12/08/2007 and continuing.
Oregon Disaster # OR-00025
Document Number: E7-25247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of OREGON ( FEMA 1733DR), dated 12/08/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing.
Washington Disaster # WA-00016
Document Number: E7-25246
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Washington (FEMA 1734DR), dated 12/08/2007. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Incident Period: 12/01/2007 and continuing.
Small Business Size Standards: Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule
Document Number: E7-25245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering granting a request for a waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing. According to the request, no small business manufacturers supply these classes of products to the Federal government. If granted, the waiver would allow otherwise qualified regular dealers to supply the products of any domestic manufacturer on a Federal contract set aside for small businesses; servicedisabled veteran-owned small businesses or SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program.