February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 201 - 250 of 2,532
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: 05-3687
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has environmental concerns about the proposed project's impacts to wetlands, water quality, air quality, stormwater management, noise, cumulative impacts, and leaking underground storage tanks. ERP No. D-FHW-J40168-UT Rating EC2, 11400 South Project, Proposed Improvement to the Transportation Network in the Southern Salt Lake Valley from 12300/12600 South to 10400/10600 South, and from Bangerter Highway to 700 East, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT. Summary: EPA has environmental concerns about the proposed project regarding indirect and cumulative impacts, which were not adequately analyzed in the document. ERP No. D-IBR-K30031-CA Rating 3, Central Valley Project, San Luis Unit Long-Term Water Service Contract Renewal, West San Joaquin Division, Cities of Avenal, Coalinga and Huron, Fresno, King and Merced Counties, CA. Summary: EPA commented that the Draft EIS did not analyze the proposed federal action of full delivery of contract quantities, the existing conditions and ongoing water quality degradation in the area, or the influence of drainage management on the proposed action. EPA recommended a Revised or Supplemental EIS be prepared that fully analyzes the proposed federal action and its potential environmental impacts. ERP No. D-NPS-K65275-AZ Rating EC2, Colorado River Management Plan, To Provide a Wilderness-Type River Experience for Visitors, General Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River, Coconino County, AZ. Summary: EPA expressed concerns about the project's potential impacts to water quality and insufficient information regarding appropriate mitigation to minimize and avoid those impacts. EPA recommended that the National Park Service, Hualapai Tribe, and other partners obtain baseline and periodic water quality monitoring information in the lower gorge and adaptively manage activities over the life of this plan. ERP No. DR-CBP-K99031-AZ Rating EC2, Programmatic EISOffice of Border Patrol Operational Activities within the Border Areas of the Tucson and Yuma Sectors, Expansion of Operations of Technology-Based Systems, Completion and Maintenance of Approved Infrastructure, Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties, AZ. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the project's impacts to air quality and wildlife habitat and requested additional information regarding the proposed action, mitigation, and the relationship to JTF-6 be included in the Final EIS.
Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-3686
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Citrus Canker; Quarantined Areas
Document Number: 05-3685
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the citrus canker regulations by updating the list of areas in the State of Florida quarantined because of citrus canker. To reflect the detection of citrus canker in an area adjacent to but outside of one current quarantined area in Florida, as well as in additional counties, we are expanding the boundaries of one existing quarantined area and adding several new areas to the list of quarantined areas. We are also removing a portion of one county from the list of quarantined areas because regular surveys have shown it to have been free of citrus canker for at least 2 years. These actions are necessary to prevent the spread of citrus canker into noninfested areas of the United States and to relieve restrictions that are no longer warranted.
Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Soybeans, Eggs, Fish, Crustacea, and Wheat; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance; Technical Correction
Document Number: 05-3684
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued a final rule in the Federal Register of January 7, 2005 (70 FR 1357) (FRL-7694-5), establishing a tolerance exemption for peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soybeans, eggs, fish, crustacea, and wheat. This document is being issued to correct the inadvertent omission of the date by which objections and requests for hearings must be received.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings, EPA ICR Number 1750.04, OMB Control Number 2060-0393
Document Number: 05-3683
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this document announces that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit a continuing Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The existing ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005. Before submitting the ICR renewal to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut; Plan for Controlling Emissions From Existing Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 05-3682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to approve the sections 111(d)/129 State Plan submitted by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on September 16, 2004. This State Plan is for carrying out and enforcing provisions that are at least as protective as the Emissions Guidelines (EG) applicable to certain existing Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs) in accordance with sections 111 and 129 of the Clean Air Act. The Connecticut DEP submitted the Plan to satisfy certain Federal Clean Air Act requirements.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 05-3681
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List products previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
Document Number: 05-3680
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete services previously furnished by such agencies.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Connecticut; Plan for Controlling MWC Emissions From Existing Municipal Waste Combustors
Document Number: 05-3679
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves the sections 111(d)/129 State Plan submitted by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) on September 16, 2004. This State Plan is for implementing and enforcing provisions at least as protective as the federal Emission Guidelines (EGs) applicable to existing large and small Municipal Waste Combustion (MWC) units.
Approval and Promulgation of State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Forsyth County, Mecklenburg County and Buncombe County, NC, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Knox County, and Memphis-Shelby County, TN
Document Number: 05-3675
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is notifying the public that it has received negative declarations for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) units from Forsyth County, Mecklenburg County, and Buncombe County, North Carolina, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Knox County, and Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee. These negative declarations certify that CISWI units subject to the requirements of sections 111(d) and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) do not exist in areas covered by the local air pollution control programs of Forsyth County, Mecklenburg County, and Buncombe County, North Carolina, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County, Knox County, and Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee.
Full Tribal Pesticide Program Council Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-3674
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) will hold a 2 and 1/2-day meeting, beginning on March 16 and ending on March 18, 2005. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting, and sets forth the tentative agenda topics. One Tribal Caucus scheduled each day.
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 05-3673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.029 (2.9%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1999-2003 (5-year) period. This proposal is a revision to the proposal published on February 2, 2005, at 70 FR 5509-10. The current value of 2.2% was developed for the 1998 to 2002 period.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3672
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add a system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3671
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The Navy is proposing to exempt the system of records to protect the objectivity or fairness of the test or examination process within the Naval Criminal Investigation Service.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The Department of the Navy is proposing to exempt the records contained in the Privacy Act system of records notice N12410-2, entitled `NCIS Training Academy Records. The exemption (5 U.S.C. 552a (k)(6)) is intended to preserve the objectively and/or fairness of the NCIS test or examination process.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3669
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend the Preamble to its Compilation of Privacy Act systems of records notices by updating the telephone number of the POINT OF CONTACT.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3668
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
The Department of the Air Force proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to exempt those records contained in DCIFA 01, entitled ``CIFA Operational and Analytical Records'' when an exemption has been previously claimed for the records in another Privacy Act system of records. The exemption is intended to preserve the exempt status of the record when the purposes underlying the exemption for the original records are still valid and necessary to protect the contents of the records.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3665
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to add an exempt system of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3664
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exempt system of records to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 05-3663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army is proposing to add an exemption rule for the system of records A0195-2c USACIDC, entitled `DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force Files'. The exemption ((j)(2)) will increase the value of the system of records for criminal law enforcement purposes.
Meeting of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3662
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee will meet in closed session at the Pentagon on March 10, 2005 from 0900 to 2000 and March 11, 2005 from 0845 to 1500. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with independent, informed advice on major matters of defense policy. The Board will hold classified discussions on national security matters. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App II (1982)), it has been determined that this meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552B(c)(1)(1982), and that accordingly this meeting will be closed to the public.
Reserve Affairs; Meeting of the Defense Advisory Board (DAB) for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Document Number: 05-3661
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Defense
This DAB meeting will focus on the status of the Reserve Forces outlook, the ESGR strategic plan and support of the Reserve Forces Retention efforts through ensuring supportive employee relations.
Defense Science Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-3660
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Force Protection in Urban and Unconventional Environments will meet in closed session on SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. February 16-17, 2005; March 9-10, 2005; April 27-28, 2005; and May 25-26, 2005, at SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. This Task Force will review and evaluate force protection capabilities in urban and unconventional environments and provide recommendations to effect change to the future Joint Force. The mission of the Defense Science board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. Specifically, the Task Force's foci will be to evaluate force protection in the context of post major combat operations that have been conducted in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the operations, loss of national treasure military and civilian, U.S. and other nationshas resulted from actions executed by non-state and rogue actors. The threat and capabilities these insurgent, terrorist and criminal actions present post a most serious challenge to our ability to achieve unified action. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3659
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Army, Department of the Defense, Army Department, Department of Defense
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3658
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Roles and Authorities of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering will meet in open session on February 24, 2005; March 14, 2005; April 18, 2005; May 16, 2005; and June 8, 2005, at SAI, 3601 Wilson Boulevard. The Task Force will examine the past and current roles and authorities for the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will review and evaluate concepts to determine appropriate future roles and authorities of the DDR&E including an analysis of the relationship of the Director to other senior science and technology (S&T) and acquisition officials of the military departments and the Defense Agencies; the relationship of the Director to the performance of the following functions: planning, programming, and budgeting of the S&T programs of the DoD; management of DoD laboratories and technical centers; promotion of the rapid transition of technologies to acquisition programs within the DoD; promotion of the transfer of technologies into and from the commercial sector; the coordination of DoD S&T activities with organizations outside the DoD; technical review of DoD acquisition programs and policies; training and education activities for the national scientific and technical workforce; development of science and technology policies and programs relating to the maintenance of the national technology and industrial base; and the development of new technologies in support of the transformation of the Armed Forces. The Task Force will also examine the duties of the Director as the Chief Technology Office of the DoD.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3657
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Homeland Installation Protection will meet in closed sessions on February 23, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA. The Task Force will access best practices for protecting US homeland installations and recommend various approaches to enhancing security and protection of these facilities. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Task Force will assess investments in technology and manpower in order to ensure proper security levels at our nation's high-value installations with particular emphasis on airports, harbors, nuclear power facilities and military bases. To that end, the Task Force will review existing best practices in force protection and security at civil, industrial and military complexes; assess shortfalls and deficiencies associated with operational security, identify promising technology and/or processes that will enhance security, and recommend methods for reducing overall manpower requirements without relinquishing robust security measures. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meetings will be closed to the public.
Establishment of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation
Document Number: 05-3656
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation is being established in consonance with the public interest and in accordance with the provisions of Pub. L. 92-463, the ``Federal Advisory Committee Act,'' Title 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2. This advisory committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense regarding matters pertaining to military compensation. The Committee shall identify approaches to balance military pay and benefits in sustaining recruitment and retention of high-quality people, as well as a cost-effective and ready military force. The Committee will consist of a balanced membership of seven members from the private sector selected on the basis of their preeminence in the fields of military compensation. The members will be appointed by the Secretary of Defense.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3655
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Strategic Strike Skills will meet in closed session on March 9-10, 2005; April 20-21, 2005; and May 12-13, 2005, in Arlington, VA. The Task Force will assess the future strategic strike force skills needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). The mission of the DSB is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. Last summer the DSB assessed DoD needs for future strategic strike forces. Assessed was the application of technology for non-nuclear weapons systems, communications, planning systems, and intelligence as well as the integration of strategic strike with active defenses as part of the new triad. This ``skills'' study will complement the previous strategic forces study by focusing on the people and the skills necessary to develop, maintain, plan, and successfully execute future strategic strike forces. At this meeting, the Task Force will: Assess current skills available, both nuclear and non-nuclear of current long-range strike forces; identify, assess and recommend new/modified/enhanced skill sets necessary for successful future strike force development, planning, and operations; and recommend a strategy for the successful evolution of the current skills to those required by future strike forces. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that this Defense Science Board Task Force meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Red Lessons Learned will meet in closed session on March 16-17, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. This Task Force will assess what useful information can our adversaries learn from U.S. military engagement and, particularly, what might they have learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; identify the channels through which adversaries learn about U.S. capabilities; is there any evidence an adversary is adjusting to U.S. capabilities and what might the U.S. do to counter this; what are the indicators or observables that the Intelligence Community can focus on to determine if an adversary is engaging in this type of practice and do the indicators change in peacetime or wartime; do different technology insertion models exist; is there any evidence potential adversaries are targeting the seams in the U.S. command and control alignment and planning process; and the preceding areas of concern focus primarily on the military operations phases, are the potential adversaries observing, analyzing and adapting during the preparation and stabilization phase? The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these Defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Cuban Assets Control Regulations
Document Number: 05-3651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Foreign Assets Control Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') of the U.S. Department of the Treasury is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 (the ``CACR''), to clarify the meaning of the term ``payment of cash in advance,'' which is used in the restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports from the United States to Cuba.
Defense Science Board
Document Number: 05-3650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
The Defense Science Board Task Force on Munitions System Reliability will meet in closed session on March 30-31, 2005, at SAIC, 4001 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. On March 30, 2005 from 8:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. the Task Force meeting will be open. Should you want to attend this open portion of the meeting please contact CDR David Waugh, USN, (703) 695-4158 by March 18, 2005. This Task Force will review the efforts thus far to improve the reliability of munitions systems and identify additional steps to be taken to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions failures. The Task Force will: Conduct a methodologically sound assessment of the failure rates of U.S. munitions in actual combat use; review ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions systems failures, and evaluate whether there are ways to improve or accelerate these efforts; and identify other feasible measures the U.S. can take to reduce the threat that failed munitions pose to friendly forces and noncombatants. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these meetings, the Defense Science Board Task Force will: Conduct a methodologically sound assessment of the failure rates of U.S. munitions in actual combat use; review ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of unexploded ordnance resulting from munitions systems failures, and evaluate whether there are ways to improve or accelerate these efforts; and identify other feasible measures the U.S. can take to reduce the threat that failed munitions pose to friendly forces and noncombatants. In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), it has been determined that these defense Science Board Task Force meetings concern matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and that, accordingly, these meetings will be closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 05-3648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection package to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The package requests a three-year extension of its ``Procurement Reporting and Record Keeping Burdens,'' OMB Control Number 1910-4100. This information collection package collects data that is used by the Department to exercise management oversight and control over contractors including management and operating (M&O) contractors operating DOE's facilities and other contractors furnishing goods and services with regard to implementation of applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements and obligations. The information collection requires that contractors submit information pertaining to their Procurement activities such as acquisition of real property, facilities management, and subcontracting goals and reporting requirements. The collection is critical to ensure that the Government has sufficient information to judge the degree to which contractors are meeting requirements, that public funds are spent in an efficient and effective manner and that fraud, waste and abuse are avoided. The Department published a Notice and Request for Comment for this collection in the Federal Register on December 10, 2004 at 69 FR 71807. No comments were received in response to the Notice.
Availability of an Amended Environmental Assessment and Receipt of an Application for Renewal and Amendment of an Incidental Take Permit for Beach Driving and Related Activities, in Volusia County, FL
Document Number: 05-3647
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The County of Volusia (Applicant) seeks to renew and amend incidental take permit (ITP) TE811813. The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued this ITP on November 22, 1996, pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. The ITP authorizes take of loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles incidental to the Applicant's regulation of vehicular traffic on 35.6 linear miles of beaches under its jurisdiction in Volusia County, Florida. Among the proposed amendments to the ITP, the Applicant requests incidental take authority for the piping plover (Charadrius melodus). The mitigation and minimization measures outlined in the Applicant's amended Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to address the effects of vehicle beach access and related activities on federally listed species are described further in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Service announces the availability of the HCP and our Environmental Assessment (EA) for the incidental take renewal and amendment application. Copies of the HCP and EA may be obtained by making a request to the Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). Requests must be in writing to be processed. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10 of the Endangered Species Act and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: 05-3646
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, requires that agencies that maintain a system of records publish a notice in the Federal Register of the existence and character of the system of records. In accordance with the Privacy Act, DOT is giving notice of a system of records to track consumer complaints by airline passengers.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 05-3645
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This notice is to inform the public that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends to award approximately $11,000,000 (total costs) for a one-year project period to the Florida Department of Children and Families. This is not a formal request for applications. Assistance will be provided only to the Florida Department of Children and Families based on the receipt of a satisfactory application that is approved by an independent review group. Funding Opportunity Title: OA-05-002. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.003.
Notice of Petitions by Producing Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 05-3644
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Board of Scientific Counselors
Document Number: 05-3643
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA); Revisions to the Indian Housing Block Grant Program Formula
Document Number: 05-3642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would make several revisions to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program allocation formula authorized under section 302 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self- Determination Act of 1996. Through the IHBG Program, HUD provides Federal housing assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of Indian self-determination and tribal self- government. HUD negotiated the proposed rule with active tribal participation and using the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990. The proposed regulatory changes reflect the consensus decisions reached by HUD and the tribal representatives on ways to improve and clarify the current regulations governing the IHBG Program formula.
In the Matter of: Magnesium From China and Russia; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Portion of the Hearing in Camera
Document Number: 05-3641
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Upon request of respondents Alcoa Inc. and Northwest Alloys, the Commission has determined to conduct a portion of its hearing in the above-captioned investigation scheduled for February 23, 2005, in camera. See Commission rules 207.24(d), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4) (19 CFR 207.24(d), 201.13(m) and 201.36(b)(4)). The remainder of the hearing will be open to the public. The Commission has determined that the seven-day advance notice of the change to a meeting was not possible. See Commission rule 201.35(a), (c)(1) (19 CFR 201.35(a), (c)(1)).
Reporting Directive Regarding Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport
Document Number: 05-3638
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Department is publishing the following reporting directive regarding the reporting requirements that are contained in the OST final rule on ``Reports by Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport.''
Improving Government Charge Card Management
Document Number: 05-3637
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on a draft guidance document entitled Improving Government Charge Card Management. The draft guidance, located at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/financial/fiatravel.html, consolidates and updates current government charge card program guidance previously issued by OMB, the General Services Administration, the Department of the Treasury, and other Federal agencies. The draft guidance applies to all Executive Branch departments and agencies, establishing standard minimum requirements and suggested best practices in areas of charge card management such as planning, training, risk management, data collection, credit worthiness, and strategic buying. When this guidance is finalized, it will be issued as either a new OMB Circular or as an addendum to an existing OMB Circular.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Procedure for Application for Exemption From the Prohibited Transaction Provisions of Section 408(a) of the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA)
Document Number: 05-3635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions included in the procedure for applications for exemption from the prohibited transaction provisions of section 408(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 CFR 2570.30, et seq.). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program
Document Number: 05-3633
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services