Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
The Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold meetings on February 25 and March 25, 2005 in Quincy, California. The purpose of the February 25 meeting is to review the Plumas County Fire Assessment and Strategy, discuss project monitoring and the long-term Payments to States legislation in addition to taking a short field trip. The purpose of the March 25 meeting is to review the pre- applications or concept papers for the last funding cycle (five) authorized by the Payments to States legislation. Outreach for the last funding cycle started in January 2005 for projects funded in 2006.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and To Initiate the Public Scoping Process
Pursuant to section 102(2) (c) of the National Environmental PolicyAct (NEPA) of 1969, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, notice is hereby given that the Winnemucca Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating the preparation of an EIS to analyze a proposed silver and gold mine expansion, closure, and reclamation plan as proposed by Coeur Rochester, Inc. (CRI), in Plan of Operations Amendment 7 for the Coeur Rochester Mine, located in Pershing County, Nevada.
Notice of Invitation: Coal Exploration License Application WAOR 60818
Members of the public are invited to participate with Transalta Centralia Mining LLC in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Lewis County, Washington.
Notice of Availability: Pipeline/South Pipeline Pit Expansion Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, notice is hereby given of the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for comment, prepared by the Battle Mountain Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The FSEIS analyzes the environmental effects of the Proposed Action, Complete Backfill Alternative, No Backfill Alternative, and the No Action Alternative.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agencies to request an extension for the currently approved information collection in support of the servicing of Community and Direct Business Programs Loans and Grants.
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation Terminated, Direct Sale of Public Lands, Washoe County, NV
A five acre parcel of public land near the town of Gerlach, in Washoe County, Nevada, has been examined and found suitable for sale utilizing direct sale procedures.
Medicare Program; Part D Reinsurance Payment Demonstration
This notice informs interested Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) sponsors and Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations of an opportunity to participate in the Part D Reinsurance Payment Demonstration beginning in contract year 2006.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Pursuant to the Notice of Withdrawal of the Request for Panel Review by the complainants, the panel review is terminated as of February 17, 2005. A panel has not been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August 13, 2004 [FR Doc. 04-18536, Vol. 69, No. 156, Pages 50234-50235].
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: Best Motor Carrier Safety Management Technology Practices
In accordance with the requirement in section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces the intention of the FMCSA to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a new information collection related to a study of how information technology is being used to improve safety management in the motor carrier industry. This study is one element in a larger, multi-year study of the safety and financial performance of the motor carrier industry by commodity segment. This Motor Carrier Industry Profile Study is being performed by the University of Maryland on behalf of the FMCSA.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Parsons, TN
This notice proposes to amend Class E5 airspace at Parsons, TN. The Beech River Regional Airport is being constructed at Parsons, TN. As a result, airspace must be established to contain the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 19 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Beech River Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 Airplanes; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
These special conditions are issued for Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 airplanes modified by Garrett Aviation Services. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Electronic Flight Displays with Engine Indication and Flight Information Systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity- radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements.
RTCA Special Committee 135/EUROCAE Working Group 14: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135/EUROCAE Working Group 14: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Olive Branch, MS and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, TN
This action confirms the new effective date for the establishment of Class D and E4 airspace at Olive Branch, MS and the amendment of Class E5 airspace at Memphis, TN. The construction of a new Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system was delayed; therefore, the effective date of the establishment of Class D and E4 airspace and amendment of Class E5 airspace was also delayed.
Universal Access Transceiver Equipment
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on, proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C154a, Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipment Operating on the Frequency of 978 MHz. In this TSO, we (the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) refer to a revised minimum performance standard (MPS)RTCA Inc., Document (RTCA/DO)-282A, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), dated July 29, 2004. We also add Appendix 1, which lists corrections to RTCA/DO-282A since its date of issuance. The TSO also supports an optional frequency Diplexer. The Diplexer allows the ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder and the UAT equipment developed under this TSO to share antennas. This TSO is for manufacturers of Universal Access Transceiver ADS-B equipment or UAT Diplexer seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval. In it, we tell them what MPS their UAT equipment must meet for approval and identification with the TSO-C154a marking.
Nickel-Cadmium and Lead-Acid Batteries
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on, a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) on nickel- cadmium and lead-acid batteries. These batteries power aircraft equipment (emergency and standby systems, plus engine or APU starting). The TSO prescribes minimum performance standards for these batteries to be identified with the marking ``TSO-C173.''
Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C139, Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment. The proposed TSO is for audio systems designers, manufacturers, and installers seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval. In it, we (the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) describe what minimum performance standards (MPS) their audio systems and equipment must meet for approval and identification with applicable TSO marking. We also combine and update the requirements of TSO-C50c, Audio Selector Panels and Amplifers; TSO- 57a, Headsets and Speakers; and TSO-C58a, Aircraft Microphones (except carbon).
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on, a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) on aircraft clamps. The TSO prescribes minimum performance standards that aircraft clamps must meet to be identified with the making ``TSO-C171.''
Security Zones; Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, Point Comfort, TX and Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, Corpus Christi, TX
The Coast Guard proposes to remove an established security zone in the port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort. Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, owners or operators of local facilities are required to take specific action to improve facility security. As such, a security zone around local facilities will no longer be necessary under normal conditions. This proposed rule would remove an established security zone.
Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC)-Central California (Los Angeles-Long Beach)
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security CommitteeCentral California (Los Angeles-Long Beach) (CCAMSC) to submit their resumes to the Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC) Los Angeles-Long Beach.
Proposed Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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 requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of its Interest Accrual Form (OMB Number 3045-0053). Copies of the form can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Proposed Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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 requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of its Forbearance Request for National Service Form (OMB Number 3045-0030). Copies of the forms can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
National Environmental Policy Act; New Horizons Mission
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and NASA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216 subpart 1216.3), NASA has prepared and issued a DEIS for the New Horizons mission. The DEIS addresses the potential environmental impacts associated with continuing the preparations for and implementing the mission. The purpose of this proposal is to explore Pluto, its moon Charon, and possibly one or more objects within the Kuiper Belt. The New Horizons mission is planned for launch in January- February 2006 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida, on an expendable launch vehicle. With a launch in mid January 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft would arrive at Pluto as early as 2015 and would conduct scientific investigations of Pluto and its moon, Charon, as it flies past these bodies. The spacecraft may then continue on an extended mission into the Kuiper Belt, where it would investigate one or more of the objects found there. The spacecraft would require electrical power for normal spacecraft operations and to operate the science instruments. One radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) containing plutonium dioxide would be used for this purpose. A backup launch opportunity could occur in February 2007 with an arrival at Pluto in 2019 or 2020 depending upon the exact date of launch.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Fast-Track Recall Survey, Ombudsman Survey, State Partner Survey, Hotline Survey, Web Site Survey, and Clearinghouse Survey)
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requests comments on a proposed request for an extension of its PRA approval to conduct surveys to determine customers' level of satisfaction with existing services. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Mortgage Fraud Reporting
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing a proposed regulation that would set forth safety and soundness requirements with respect to mortgage fraud reporting in furtherance of the supervisory responsibilities of OFHEO under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992.
This document contains final regulations amending the regulations under the gift tax special valuation rules to provide that a unitrust or annuity interest payable for a specified term of years to the grantor, or to the grantor's estate if the grantor dies prior to the expiration of the term, is a qualified interest for the specified term. The final regulations also clarify that the exception treating a spouse's revocable successor interest as a retained qualified interest applies only if the spouse's annuity or unitrust interest, standing alone, would constitute a qualified interest that meets the requirements of Sec. 25.2702-3(d)(3), but for the grantor's revocation power.
Reorganizations Under Section 368(a)(1)(E) and Section 368(a)(1)(F)
This document contains final regulations regarding reorganizations under section 368(a)(1)(E) and section 368(a)(1)(F) of the Internal Revenue Code. The regulations affect corporations and their shareholders.
Modification of Check the Box
This document contains final regulations that clarify that qualified REIT subsidiaries, qualified subchapter S subsidiaries, and single owner eligible entities that are disregarded as entities separate from their owners are treated as separate entities for purposes of any Federal tax liability for which the entity is liable. These regulations affect disregarded entities that are liable for Federal taxes with respect to tax periods during which they were not disregarded or because they are successors or transferees of taxable entities.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Solicitation of Proposals for the Private, For-Profit Demonstration Project for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); Cancellation of Withdrawal
This document cancels the withdrawal of the ``Notice for the Solicitation of Proposals for the Private, For-Profit Demonstration Project for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)'' published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2004. The November 26, 2004 notice was published in error, and we do not wish to withdraw the original notice of solicitation published on August 10, 2001. The solicitation notice solicited proposals from private, for- profit organizations for a fully-capitated joint Medicare and Medicaid demonstration. The goal of the solicitation notice was to determine whether the risk-based long-term care model employed by the nonprofit PACE could be replicated successfully by for-profit organizations.
Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education-March 22, 2005
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, section 10(a) (Pub. L. 92-463), this notice announces a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education (the Panel) on March 22, 2005. The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Medicare program. This meeting is open to the public. This meeting replaces the February 24, 2005 meeting that was canceled.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-October Through December 2004
This notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from October 2004 through December 2004, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This notice provides information on national coverage determinations (NCDs) affecting specific medical and health care services under Medicare. Additionally, this notice identifies certain devices with investigational device exemption (IDE) numbers approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that potentially may be covered under Medicare. Finally, this notice also includes listings of all approval numbers from the Office of Management and Budget for collections of information in CMS regulations. Section 1871(c) of the Social Security Act requires that we publish a list of Medicare issuances in the Federal Register at least every 3 months. Although we are not mandated to do so by statute, for the sake of completeness of the listing, and to foster more open and transparent collaboration efforts, we are also including all Medicaid issuances and Medicare and Medicaid substantive and interpretive regulations (proposed and final) published during this 3-month time frame.
Thiram Reregistration Eligibility Decision
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide thiram. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the thiram docket. EPA has reviewed thiram through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Carboxin and Oxycarboxin; Availability of Reregistration Eligibility Decision Documents for Comment
This notice announces availability and starts a 60-day public comment period on the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) documents for the pesticide active ingredients carboxin and oxycarboxin. The RED represents EPA's formal regulatory assessment of the human health and environmental effects data base of the subject chemicals and presents the Agency's determination regarding which pesticidal uses are eligible for reregistration.
Dimethipin Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments and related documents for the pesticide Dimethipin, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public also is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED), for Dimethipin through a modified, 4-Phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Imazalil; Availability of Reregistration Eligibility Decision
This notice announces the availability of the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document for the pesticide active ingredient imazalil. The RED represents EPA's formal regulatory assessment of the human health and environmental data base of imazalil and presents the Agency's determination regarding which pesticidal uses are eligible for reregistration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Workshops on How to Report for the 2006 Inventory Update Rule (IUR) Information Collection; Notice of Public Meeting
The EPA is convening four public workshops to provide training for affected parties responsible for reporting during the 2006 Inventory Update Rule (IUR) information collection. The workshops will focus on the instructions for reporting. These instructions were revised in response to amendments to 40 CFR part 710 promulgated on January 7, 2003 (68 FR 847) (FRL-6767-4). These workshops are open to the public.
Ametryn Risk Assessments and Preliminary Risk Reduction Options Phase 3 of 4-Phase Process; Notice of Availability
This notice announces the availability of EPA's risk assessments, preliminary risk reduction options, and related documents for ametryn, a triazine herbicide, and opens a public comment period on these documents. The public also is encouraged to suggest risk management ideas or proposals to address the risks identified. EPA is developing a Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for ametryn through a modified, 4-phase public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Oregon and Washington
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office is proposing supplementary rules for public lands within the States of Oregon and Washington. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The rules are based on existing regulations and address camping and occupancy, vehicles and off-road vehicles, fire, conduct, firearms, sanitation and refuse and permits. The supplementary rules promote consistency between BLM and other natural resource agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Oregon Parks and Recreation, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.