February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Radio Broadcasting Service; Burbank and Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 05-3512
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division, at the request of New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC, reallots Channel 256C1 from Walla Walla to Burbank, Washington, and modifies Station KUJ-FM's license accordingly. See 67 FR 17669, April 11, 2002. We also dismiss the one-step upgrade application (File No. BPH-20041008ACV) filed by New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC, requesting the substitution of Channel 256C1 for 256C2 at Walla Walla, Washington, as moot. Channel 256C1 can be reallotted to Burbank in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements at petitioner's presently licensed site. The coordinates for Channel 256C1 at Burbank are 45-57-22 North Latitude and 118-41-11 West Longitude.
Unbundled Access to Network Elements; Review of the Section 251 Unbundling Obligations of Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers
Document Number: 05-3511
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) adopts rules concerning the unbundling obligations of incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs), with respect to the dedicated transport, high-capacity loop, and mass market circuit switching elements of their networks. This document also adopts appropriate transition periods to allow competitive LECs sufficient time to migrate their services to alternative facilities, or to negotiate alternative commercial arrangements, where unbundled network elements (UNEs) must no longer be made available pursuant to our rules. The rules set forth in this Order on Remand encourage the innovation and investment that come from facilities-based competition. By implementing the Commission's unbundling authority pursuant to section 251 of the Communications Act, in a targeted manner, this Order imposes unbundling obligations only in those situations where the Commission finds that carriers genuinely are impaired without access to particular network elements and where unbundling does not frustrate sustainable, facilities-based competition. This approach satisfies the guidance of courts to weigh the costs of unbundling, and ensures that the Commission's rules provide the right incentives for both incumbent and competitive LECs to invest rationally in the telecommunications market in the way that best allows for innovation and sustainable competition.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Document Number: 05-3509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Proposed Projects
Document Number: 05-3506
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 2005 Survey of Area Agencies on Aging
Document Number: 05-3505
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Aging Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee
Document Number: 05-3504
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan (FEIS/GMP) for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA), Kentucky and Tennessee. The FEIS/GMP analyzes three action alternatives and one no-action alternative for guiding management of the park over the next 15 to 20 years. The three action alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure resource protection and quality visitor experiences. The agency preferred alternative proposes a system of seven management zones and a formal, designated roads and trails system. The FEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives.
Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, & Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX
Document Number: 05-3503
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Plan of Operations, prepared by Luxor Oil and Gas, Inc., to re-enter an existing natural gas well and directionally drill a lateral sidetrack leg, at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment on this proposal.
National Park Service
Document Number: 05-3502
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10), notice is hereby given that the Concessions Management Advisory Board (the Board) will hold its 13th meeting on March 9, 2005, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at the Madison Hotel located at 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m..
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 05-3501
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, requirements of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, Public Law 95-625, and National Park Service Policy in Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision- making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for Fort Pulaski National Monument located near Savannah, Georgia. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management within the National Monument. The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the management of Fort Pulaski. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources and visitor experiences at Fort Pulaski are encouraged. Comments may be submitted in writing to the address listed at the end of this notice or through the GMP Web site, which is linked to the park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/fopu. The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the GMP Web site to present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the public as they are developed. Public meetings to present draft management concepts will be conducted in the local area. Specific locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the GMP Web site. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912-786-5787. You may also comment via the Internet to http://www.planning.den.nps.gov/parkweb/ comments.cfm?RecordID=165. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 404-562- 3124, ext. 685. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, U.S. Highway 80 East, Savannah, Georgia 31410. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the rulemaking record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the rulemaking record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.
Land Exchange at Petersburg National Battlefield
Document Number: 05-3500
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to convey to VDOT 0.14-acre of federally owned land at Petersburg National Battlefield in exchange for 0.85-acre of land owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia as authorized by the Act of July 15, 1968 (16 U.S.C. 460l-22b), and Executive Order No. 7329, dated March 30, 1936.
Joint Guidance on Overdraft Protection Programs
Document Number: 05-3499
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, and NCUA (the Agencies), are issuing final Joint Guidance on Overdraft Protection Programs (guidance). This guidance is intended to assist insured depository institutions in the responsible disclosure and administration of overdraft protection services.
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Appeals Regulations, Rules of Practice; Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 05-3498
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) Appeals Regulations and Rules of Practice. The amendments update regulations governing certain delegations of authority exercised by the Chairman of the Board. The amendments reflect statutory changes and changes to other regulations made because of the statutory changes.
Adjustments for Service-Connected Benefits
Document Number: 05-3497
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
As required by the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2004, Public Law 108-363, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hereby giving notice of adjustments in certain benefit rates. These adjustments affect the compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) programs.
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-3496
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3495
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 61409, and one comment was received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 72517th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission may be obtained by calling (703) 292-7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3494
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Employment Standards 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/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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Rehabilitation Action Report (OWCP-44). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3492
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Employment Standards 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/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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: FECA Medical Report Forms, Claim for Compensation (CA-7, CA-16, CA-17, CA-20, CA-1090, CA-1303, CA-1305, CA-1331, CA-1087, CA-1332, QCM Letters, OWCP-5a, OWCP-5b, and OWCP-5c). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice.
Submission for OMB Emergency Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Broadening Scope of Access Authorization and Facility Security Clearance Regulations: Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-3489
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a direct final rule that would have broadened the scope of the regulations to include persons who may need access to classified information in connection with licensing and regulatory activities under the regulations that govern the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories, and persons who may need access to classified information in connection with other activities as the Commission may determine, such as vendors of advanced reactor designs. In addition, this direct final rule would have broadened the scope of the regulations applicable to procedures for obtaining facility security clearances. The NRC is withdrawing this direct final rule because it has received significant adverse comments in response to an identical proposed rule which was published concurrently with the direct final rule.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: 05-3488
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking qualified candidates for appointment to its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).
Hazardous Materials: Availability of Information for Hazardous Materials Transported by Aircraft
Document Number: 05-3485
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule adopts without change the April 1, 2005, mandatory compliance date for the notification and record retention requirements for aircraft operators transporting hazardous materials, as adopted in an interim final rule in this proceeding published on September 1, 2004.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 05-3483
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Hops Produced in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California; Proposed Marketing Agreement and Order No. 991; Opportunity To File Additional Argument
Document Number: 05-3481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice provides the opportunity to file additional argument relating to the establishment of an appropriate representative base period for the allocation of initial base under a proposed marketing agreement and order concerning hops grown in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. The proposal to establish a hop marketing order was submitted by the Hop Marketing Order Proponent Committee (committee), a group of industry members who support a marketing order for hops. A public hearing on the proposal was held in October 2003, where USDA heard testimony and received evidence from industry participants. This invitation for additional argument is intended to assist USDA in its further consideration of the proposal before rendering a recommended decision.
Notice of Permit Application and Availability of a Draft Safe Harbor Agreement for The Nature Conservancy (Aravaipa Property)
Document Number: 05-3479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Nature Conservancy (Applicant or TNC) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act). The Applicant has been assigned permit number TE-099809-0. The requested permit, which is for a period of 20 years, would authorize take of the endangered Gila topminnow (Poeciliopsis occidentalis occidentalis) and desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) as a result of ongoing watershed improvement activities on TNC-owned property within the Aravaipa watershed identified in the application, Safe Harbor Agreement (TNC Agreement), and associated documents in Graham and Pinal counties, Arizona. Implementation of the TNC Agreement will reestablish Gila topminnow and desert pupfish in three south rim tributaries of Aravaipa Creek.
Loans to Members and Lines of Credit to Members
Document Number: 05-3477
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA is amending three subsections of its lending rule and this final rule clarifies: the conditions for applying the rule to loans secured by mobile homes, recreational vehicles, house trailers and boats; that loans secured by manufactured homes may be considered residential real estate loans; and that loans with a partial government guarantee, insurance, or advance commitment to purchase a portion of a loan fall within the rule. The changes incorporate legal interpretations previously issued by its Office of General Counsel (OGC) regarding permissible maturities for certain types of loans and the effect of partial government guarantees. The NCUA Board is making these changes because it believes it is helpful to federal credit unions (FCUs) and others that may consult NCUA regulations to incorporate these interpretations as part of the rule itself rather than having them stated separately in OGC legal opinions.
Organization; Standards of Conduct and Referral of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations; Loan Policies and Operations; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; General Provisions; Definitions; Disclosure to Shareholders; Disclosure to Investors in Systemwide and Consolidated Bank Debt Obligations of the Farm Credit System
Document Number: 05-3475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, us, or our) is extending the comment period for 60 days on our proposed rule affecting the governance of the Farm Credit System so all parties will have more time to respond.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records
Document Number: 05-3474
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, gives notice of a proposed new system of records entitled ``Treasury/IRS 00.009Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) Recorded Quality Review Records.''
Notice of Change to U.S. Note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Document Number: 05-3473
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Section 2004(k) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, designated Mauritius as eligible for certain additional benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for one year, beginning October 1, 2004. This notice modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect this designation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3472
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Per Diem Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Candidate Solicitation at State, District, and Local Party Fundraising Events
Document Number: 05-3471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rule regarding appearances by Federal officeholders and candidates at State, district, and local party fundraising events under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA'' or the ``Act''). The current regulation contains an exemption permitting Federal officeholders and candidates to speak at State, district, and local party fundraising events ``without restriction or regulation.'' This regulation was challenged in Shays v. FEC. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that this regulation implementing the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 was based on a permissible construction of the statute. However, the district court also held that the Commission had not provided adequate explanation of its decision to permit Federal candidates and officeholders to speak ``without restriction or regulation,'' and therefore had not satisfied the reasoned analysis requirement of the Administrative Procedure Act. The district court remanded the regulation to the Commission for further action consistent with the court's opinion. Accordingly, in order to comply with the court's decision, the Commission now revisits the exemption for candidate and Federal officeholder speech at State, district, and local party fundraising events. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-3470
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a long- term, large-scale avian monitoring program to track the status and trends of continental bird populations. Each spring, interested volunteers conduct counts of birds along roadsides across the United States. Data can be submitted electronically via the Internet or on hard copy. These data provide an index of population abundance that can be used to estimate population trends and relative abundances at various geographic scales. Declining population trends act as an early warning system to galvanize research to determine the causes of these declines and reverse them before populations reach critically low levels. The USGS currently provides BBS population trend estimates and raw population data for more than 400 bird species via the Internet. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2500. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 12,500 hours. Estimated Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden: The estimated annual (non- hour) cost burden per response is about $37.50 for a total annual burden of about $93,000. This is based on about 100 miles per survey route, times $0.375 per mile, times 2500 survey routes. Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents. For Further Information Contact: To obtain copies of the survey, contact the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, telephone (703) 648-7313.
Request for Public Comments on Information Collection Submitted to OMB for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-3469
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) is a long-term, large-scale anuran (frog and toad) monitoring program to track the status and trends of eastern and central. Volunteers conduct calling surveys three to four times per year, depending on the regional species assemblage. Volunteers listen for 5 minutes at 10 stops along the route. Data are submitted electronically via the Internet or on hard copy. These data will be used to estimate population trends at various geographic scales and assist with documenting species distribution. NAAMP Web site is http://www.pwrc.usgs.giv/naamp/. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Annual Burden Houses: 3600 hours. Estimated Annual (Non-Hour) Cost Burden: The estimated annual (non- hour) cost burden per response is about $5.65 for a total annual burden of about $7,000. This is based on about 15 miles per survey route, times $0.375 per mile, times 1200 survey routes. Affected Public: Primarily U.S. residents. For Further Information Contact: To obtain copies of the survey, contact the Bureau clearance officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 807 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20192, telephone (703) 648-7313.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Recordkeeping and Records Access Requirements for Food Facilities
Document Number: 05-3467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Recordkeeping and Records Access Requirements for Food Facilities'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Application for Participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program
Document Number: 05-3466
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Application for Participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Dyes and/or Pigments Production Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities; Designation of Five Chemicals as Appendix VIII Constituents; Addition of Four Chemicals to the Treatment Standards of F039 and the Universal Treatment Standards
Document Number: 05-3454
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is today listing as hazardous nonwastewaters generated from the production of certain dyes, pigments, and FD&C colorants. EPA is promulgating this regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which directs EPA to determine whether these wastes pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when they are improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed. This listing sets annual mass loadings for constituents of concern, such that wastes would not be hazardous if the constituents are below the regulatory thresholds. If the wastes meet or exceed the regulatory levels for any constituents of concern, the wastes must be managed as listed hazardous wastes, unless the wastes are either disposed in a landfill unit that meets certain liner design criteria, or treated in a combustion unit as specified in the listing description. This rule also adds five toxic constituents to the list of hazardous constituents that serves as the basis for classifying wastes as hazardous. In addition, this rule establishes Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) treatment standards for the wastes, and designates these wastes as hazardous substances subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This rule does not adjust the one pound statutory reportable quantity (RQ) for the waste.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Revised Format of 40 CFR Part 52 for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 05-3453
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of 40 CFR part 52 for materials submitted by the state of Minnesota that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by Minnesota and approved by EPA. This format revision will primarily affect the ``Identification of plan'' section of 40 CFR part 52, as well as the format of the SIP materials that will be available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the EPA Region 5 Office. EPA is also adding a table in the ``Identification of plan'' section which summarizes the approval actions that EPA has taken on the non-regulatory and quasi-regulatory portions of the Minnesota SIP. The sections of 40 CFR part 52 pertaining to provisions promulgated by EPA or state-submitted materials not subject to IBR review remain unchanged.
National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
Document Number: 05-3452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 announces its intent to delete a portion of the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund Site (the Site), owned by Macklands Realty, Inc. and Berkeley Realty, Co. (herein Macklands and Berkeley properties), from the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA requests public comment on this action. The NPL constitutes appendix B to the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR part 300, which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This partial deletion at Operable Unit Two (OU 2) of the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Site is proposed in accordance with 40 CFR 300.425(e) and the Notice of Policy Change: Partial Deletion of Sites Listed on the National Priorities List 60 FR 55466 (November 1, 1995). The Site is made up of two formally designated operable units. This proposal for partial deletion pertains only to a portion of OU 2 consisting of 19.8 acres of the estimated 217 acres contained in OU 2. Macklands Realty, Inc. owns Plat 14, Lot 2 which consists of approximately 10.1 acres proposed for deletion while Berkeley Realty, Co. owns Plat 15, Lot 1 which consists of approximately 9.7 acres proposed for deletion. These properties are also known locally as the proposed Berkeley Commons and River Run developments, located along the eastern slope of the Blackstone River Valley between State Route 122 and the Blackstone River in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The western extent of the Macklands and Berkeley properties also makes up a portion of the northeastern boundary of OU 2. The remaining portions of OU 2 will stay on the NPL, and the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) will continue as planned at OU 2. EPA bases its intent to delete this portion at OU 2 on the determination by EPA and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) that investigations have shown that the area proposed for deletion poses no significant threat to human health or the environment and, therefore, currently warrants that no further response action is required at the Macklands and Berkeley properties.
Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and Appeals
Document Number: 05-3445
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This interim final rule amends the interim final regulations governing the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern (SDVO SBC) Program. In particular, this rule clarifies the appeal procedures to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).
General Administrative Regulations, Subpart V-Submission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, Rates of Premium, and Premium Reduction Plans
Document Number: 05-3435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the General Administrative Regulations (7 CFR part 400, subpart VSubmission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, and Rates of Premium), to include provisions regarding the necessary revisions to the Plan of Operations and administration of the premium reduction plans authorized under section 508(e)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act).
National Urban Search and Rescue Response System
Document Number: 05-3192
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, a cooperative effort of the Department of Homeland Security, participating State emergency management agencies and local public safety agencies across the country. This rule addresses the relationship between Sponsoring Agencies \1\ of Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Forces and DHS and also funding for preparedness and response activities, including the acquisition of equipment and supplies and training.
Maximum Pay Rate Table, National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (US&R)
Document Number: 05-3189
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is publishing this proposed Maximum Pay Rate Table (Table) in conjunction with its interim rule for National Urban Search and Rescue Response (US&R) System, which is also being published in this edition of the Federal Register. The interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the US&R System, and standardizes the relationships between DHS and ``Sponsoring Agencies'' of the US&R Systemthose State or local government agencies that agree to organize and administer a US&R Task Force. This notice seeks comment on the proposed Table, which establishes the maximum rates that DHS will pay for US&R Task Force physicians, engineers and canine handlers as ``Affiliated Personnel'' or for backfill positions for activated US&R System Members employed by or otherwise associated with a for-profit ``Participating Agency.''
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2005-02-23-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2005-02-23
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to the Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (``AARQ'') on February 14, 2005. The Certificate has been amended eight times. The most recent previous amendment was issued to AARQ on March 3, 2004, and published in the Federal Register March 18, 2004 (69 FR 12831). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 97-00003 was issued to AARQ on January 21, 1998, and published in the Federal Register on January 28, 1998 (63 FR 4220).