Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Oak Ridge Reservation. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Uniform Capitalization of Interest Expense in Safe Harbor Sale and Leaseback Transactions
This document contains amendments to regulations relating to the capitalization of interest expense incurred in sale and leaseback transactions under the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (ERTA) safe harbor leasing provisions. The regulations affect taxpayers that provide purchase money obligations in connection with these transactions.
Adjustment To Net Unrealized Built-in Gain
This document contains final regulations under section 1374 that provide for an adjustment to the amount that may be subject to tax under section 1374 in certain cases in which an S corporation acquires assets from a C corporation in an acquisition to which section 1374(d)(8) applies. These final regulations provide guidance to certain S corporations that acquire assets from a C corporation in a carryover basis transaction.
Open Meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
An open meeting of the Earned Income Tax Credit Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The Committee will be discussing issues pertaining to the IRS administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2001-21
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2001-21, Debt Roll-Ups.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project; Withdrawal
This document withdraws a notice and request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on February 2, 2005 (70 FR 5510) that solicited comments on proposed regulations (REG-154000-04) relating to Diesel Fuel and Kerosene Excise Tax and Dye Injection (OMB No. 1545-1418).
Driver's Licenses and Personal Identification Cards
Pursuant to the portion of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 known as the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act of 2004, the Office of the Secretary, DOT, is establishing a committee to develop, through negotiated rulemaking procedures, recommendations for minimum standards to tighten the security for driver's licenses and personal identification cards issued by States, in order for these documents to qualify for use by Federal agencies for identification purposes. The committee will consist of persons who represent the interests affected by the proposed rule, i.e., State offices that issue driver's licenses or personal identification cards, elected State officials, the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security, and other interested parties. The purpose of this document is to invite interested parties to submit comments on the issues to be discussed and the interests and organizations to be considered for representation on the committee.
Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Programs
This is a notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2005-2006 funds under the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) programs. The LEAP and SLEAP programs, authorized under Title IV, Part A, Subpart 4 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), assist States in providing aid to students with substantial financial need to help them pay for their postsecondary education costs through matching formula grants to States. Under section 415C(a) of the HEA, a State must submit an application to participate in the LEAP and SLEAP programs through the State agency that administered its LEAP Program as of July 1, 1985, unless the Governor of the State has subsequently designated, and the Department has approved, a different State agency to administer the LEAP Program.
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Supplemental Proposal for the Allocation of Essential Use Allowances for Calendar Year 2005
This action supplements EPA's December 22, 2004, notice of proposed rulemaking (69 FR 76655). In proposing essential use allocations for calendar year 2005, EPA published an incorrect number for the quantity of controlled substances to be allocated to one company, Armstrong Pharmaceuticals. This supplemental proposed rule is being issued to correct the error by increasing Armstrong's allocation to equal the amount determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be medically necessary in 2005. As a result of this action, the total allocations to all companies would be raised from 1524.58 metric tons, as originally proposed, to 1766.48 metric tons.
Methyl Eugenol; Tolerance Reassessment Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability; Correction
EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register of February 2, 2005, concerning EPA's Tolerance Reassessment Decision (TRED) for the pesticide Methyl Eugenol. This document is being issued to correct typographical error in the DATES section of the previous Federal Register Notice. The earlier text read ``Comments, identified by docket ID number OPP-2004-0418, must be received on or before February 3, 2005.''The date of ``February 3, 2005'' was a typographical error.
Pesticide Emergency Exemptions; Agency Decisions and State and Federal Agency Crisis Declarations
EPA has granted or denied emergency exemptions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for use of pesticides as listed in this notice. The exemptions or denials were granted during the period October 1, 2004 to Decmeber 31, 2004 to control unforseen pest outbreaks.
Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Seismic Survey in the Southwest Pacific Ocean
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting oceanographic seismic surveys in the southwestern Pacific Ocean (SWPO) has been issued to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, (Scripps).
Endangered Species; File No. 1522; Permit No. 1356
Notice is hereby given that the following applicants have applied in due form for a permit (File No. 1522) or modification to a permit (Permit No. 1356) to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research: Kenneth J. Lohmann, Department of Biology, Wilson Hall, CB3280, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (File No. 1522); Inwater Research Group Inc., 4160 NE Hyline Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957 (Permit No. 1356).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Central Aleutian District
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the interim 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel specified for the Central Aleutian District.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form Number DS-1950, Department of State Application for Employment, OMB Control Number 1405-0139
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Department of State Application for Employment. OMB Control Number: 1405-0139. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR/REE). Form Number: DS-1950. Respondents: U.S. Citizens seeking entry into the Department of State Foreign Service and individuals, sophomore through graduate level college and university students, seeking participation in the Department's student programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 20,000. Average Hours Per Response: \1/2\ hour. Total Estimated Burden: 12,000 hours. Frequency: On Occasion. Obligation To Respond: Required To Obtain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3057, Medical Clearance Update, OMB 1405-0131
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update. OMB Control Number: 1405-0131. Type of Request: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Office of Medical Services, M/MED/EX. Form Number: DS-3057. Respondents: Foreign Service Officers, Federal Government Employees and family members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,800. Estimated Number of Responses: 9,800. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 4,900. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required To Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3035, J Visa Recommendation Application; OMB Control Number 1405-0135
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: J Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0135. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: CA/VO. Form Number: DS-3035. Respondents: All J visa waiver applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000 per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000 per year. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours per year. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Media Bureau Implements Mandatory Electronic Filing of FCC Form 321 via COALS
In this Document the Media Bureau announces mandatory electronic filing via the Cable Operations and Licensing System (COALS) for FCC Form 321, Aeronautical Frequency Notification.
Rail Rate Challenges Under the Stand-Alone Cost Methodology
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at its offices in Washington, DC, to provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views on the subject of rail rate challenges under the stand-alone cost (SAC) methodology. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Pursuant to section 994(a), (o), and (p) of title 28, United States Code, the United States Sentencing Commission is considering promulgating certain amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. This notice also provides multiple issues for comment, some of which are contained within proposed amendments. The specific proposed amendments and issues for comment in this notice are as follows: (1) A proposed amendment to implement sections 2 and 5 of the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, Public Law 108-275 and a related issue for comment; (2) a proposed amendment to implement the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004, Public Law 108-237 and related issues for comment; (3) an issue for comment on how to implement the directive to the Commission in section 3 of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, Public Law 108-358; and (4) proposed amendments that make various technical and conforming amendments to the guidelines.
Final Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwifery Education Program Guidelines
On November 3, 2003, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published for comment proposed revisions to the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwifery Education Program Guidelines (Guidelines) for use in the Advanced Education Nursing Grant Program. HRSA has considered the comments received and is publishing the final Guidelines with responses to the comments.
Establishment and Maintenance of Records Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Correction
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a final regulation that appeared in the Federal Register of December 9, 2004 (69 FR 71562). The document issued a final regulation that requires the establishment and maintenance of records by persons who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold, or import food in the United States. Such records allow for the identification of the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food. The document was published with some errors. This document corrects those errors.
Procedural Rules for the Assessment of Civil Penalties for Classified Information Security Violations; Correction
The Department of Energy published a final rule on January 26, 2005, establishing 10 CFR Part 824 to implement section 234B of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. This document corrects an inadvertent omission in one sentence of the final rule.
Office of Nonproliferation Policy; Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
This notice has been issued under the authority of Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2160). The Department is providing notice of a proposed ``subsequent arrangement'' under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy between the United States and Canada and Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between the United States and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM). This subsequent arrangement concerns the retransfer of 4,393,500 kg of U.S.-origin natural uranium hexafluoride, 2,970,000 kg of which is uranium, from Cogema Resources Inc., Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada to Urenco Almelo, Netherlands, Eurodif France, and Urenco Gronau, Germany. The material, which is now located at Cameco Corp., Port Hope, Ontario, will be transferred to the aforementioned recipients for toll enrichment. Urenco Almelo will receive 660,000 kg uranium, Eurodif France will receive 1,650,000 kg uranium, and Urenco Gronau will receive 660,000 kg uranium. Upon completion of the enrichment, the recipients will transfer the material to the Electicite de France, British Energy, and RWE Germany. Cameco Corp. originally obtained the uranium hexafluoride under the UF6 Fee Implementing Contract Component. In accordance with Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, we have determined that this subsequent arrangement is not inimical to the common defense and security. This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than fifteen days after the date of publication of this notice.
Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks
The Board of Governors is amending appendix A of Regulation CC to delete the reference to the Detroit branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and reassign the Federal Reserve routing symbols currently listed under that office to the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and delete the reference to the Houston branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and reassign the routing numbers listed under that office to the head office of that Reserve Bank. These amendments will ensure that the information in appendix A accurately describes the actual structure of check processing operations within the Federal Reserve System.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, CA
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the I Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4, at Sacramento, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. The deviation is necessary to repair the operating machinery to prevent unexpected drawspan failure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mitchell River, MA
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Chatham Highway Bridge, mile 0.2, across the Mitchell River at Chatham, Massachusetts. This proposed change to the drawbridge operation regulations would require from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. that only one hour notice be given for a bridge opening instead of the currently required 12 hours notice from May 1 through October 31. This rulemaking would also change the on-call contact information. This action is expected to better meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee March 2005 Public Meeting
Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135 (b)(8)(C), the United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for March 15, 2005. The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on designs pertaining to the coinage of the United States and for other purposes.
Notice of Availability of the Devils River Minnow Draft Recovery Plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability for public review of the Devils River Minnow Draft Recovery Plan. The Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli) is known to occur in streams in Kinney and Val Verde Counties, Texas, and Coahila, Mexico. The Service solicits review and comment from the public on this Draft Recovery Plan.
Indiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1573-DR), dated January 21, 2005, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1573-DR), dated January 21, 2005, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-1574-DR), dated February 1, 2005, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuation of an information collection requirement. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the information collection outlined in 44 CFR part 71, as it pertains to application for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance for buildings located in Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) communities.
Lease of Public Land: Paxson, AK
This notice of realty action involves a proposal for a 20 year renewable commercial lease to the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries. The lease is intended to authorize the maintenance and operation of a fish hatchery on public lands.
Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance: Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Igiugig, Native Corporation. The lands are located in Tps. 11 and 12 S., R. 37 W., Seward Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Igiugig, Alaska, and contain 503.00 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.