Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Ventria Bioscience; Availability of Environmental Assessment for Field Test of Genetically Engineered Rice Expressing Lactoferrin
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment for a confined field planting of rice plants genetically engineered to express the protein lactoferrin. This environmental assessment is available for public review and comment.
Ventria Bioscience; Availability of Environmental Assessment for Field Test of Genetically Engineered Rice Expressing Lysozyme
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment for a confined field planting of rice plants genetically engineered to express the protein lysozyme. This environmental assessment is available for public review and comment.
Public Meeting of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
This notice advises all interested persons of two public meetings of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 2004-2005 Marketing Year
This rule amends a prior interim final rule that increased the quantity of Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil produced in the Far West that handlers may purchase from, or handle for, producers during the 2004-2005 marketing year. The prior interim final rule increased the Native spearmint oil salable quantity from 773,474 pounds to 1,095,689 pounds, and the allotment percentage from 36 percent to 51 percent. This rule increases the Native spearmint oil salable quantity by an additional 171,873 pounds from 1,095,689 pounds to 1,267,562 pounds, and the allotment percentage by an additional 8 percent from 51 percent to 59 percent. The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order for spearmint oil produced in the Far West, unanimously recommended this rule to avoid extreme fluctuations in supplies and prices and to help maintain stability in the Far West spearmint oil market.
Electronic Notification of Commission Issuances
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is amending its regulations to provide for electronic notification of Commission issuances to service list recipients. In most instances, the Commission will now send such notices by e-mail. This change will increase the speed with which participants receive notice, reduce the Commission's costs, and provide for more accurate service lists. Allowance will be made for participants who are unable to utilize e-mail. Other revisions to the Commission's regulations will allow it to send electronic notifications to mailing list recipients once a system for doing so becomes operational. This final rule also makes revisions that are intended to increase the utilization of electronic forms of service between participants, and to clarify the Commission's regulations to ensure that documents with certification or verification requirements may be filed electronically.
Denied Persons and Specially Designated Nationals
This final rule removes all reference in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to the supplement containing the list of persons denied export privileges (``Denied Persons List'' (DPL)) because no such supplement exists in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the past, such a supplement has been included only in the unofficial loose-leaf version of the EAR that is available by subscription from the U.S. Government Printing Office. In addition, the Bureau of Industry and Security provides notice to the public that it is discontinuing its practice of including in the loose-leaf version of the EAR both the DPL and the ``Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons'' (SDN) List. Revisions to the DPL and SDN List are issued on such a frequent basis as to make the quarterly, hard-copy versions of the lists included in the loose-leaf version of the EAR inaccurate. The removal of the DPL and SDN List from the loose-leaf version of the EAR will minimize any potential that parties might rely on an outdated list of persons denied export privileges under the EAR.