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Download as PDF 10327 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 41 / Thursday, March 3, 2005 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘§ 1.337(d)–2T’’ to read ‘‘§ 1.337(d)–2,’’ each time it appears in the paragraph: Section Remove § 1.267(f)–1(k) .............................................................................. § 1.597–4(g)(2)(v) ........................................................................ § 1.1502–11(b)(3)(ii)(c) ................................................................ § 1.1502–12(r) .............................................................................. § 1.1502–15(b)(2)(iii) .................................................................... § 1.1502–35T(b)(6)(ii) .................................................................. § 1.1502–35T(c)(9) ...................................................................... § 1.1502–91(h)(2) ........................................................................ PART 602—OMB CONTROL NUMBERS UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT I Par. 9. The authority citation for part 602 continues to read as follows: Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805. Par. 10. 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Approved: February 18, 2005. Eric Solomon, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 05–3951 Filed 3–2–05; 8:45 am] * Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services Corporation Act (‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires the Corporation to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance, and the Act provides that other specified factors shall be taken into account along with income. Section 1611.3(b) of the Corporation’s regulations establishes a maximum income level equivalent to one hundred and twenty-five percent (125%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Since 1982, the Department of Health and Human Services has been responsible for updating and issuing the Poverty Guidelines. The revised figures for 2005 set out below are equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on February 18, 2005 (70 FR 8373). BILLING CODE 4830–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Part 1611 Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance * Legal Services Corporation. Final rule. AGENCY: Current OMB control No. CFR part or section where identified and described * * * * * 1.337(d)–2 ................................ 1545–1774 * * * * * 1.1502–20 ................................. 1545–1774 * * * * * 1.1502–32 ................................. 1545–1774 ACTION: SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘Corporation’’) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines as issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. * * * * * List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611 Grant programs—law, Legal services. For reasons set forth above, 45 CFR part 1611 is amended as follows: I PART 1611—ELIGIBILITY 1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows: I This rule is effective as of March 3, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1624; mcondray@lsc.gov. EFFECTIVE DATE: § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. § 1.337(d)–2. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control numbers. * * (b) * * * Add Authority: Secs. 1006(b)(1), 1007(a)(1) Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(1), 2996f(a)(1), 2996f(a)(2). 2. Appendix A of Part 1611 is revised to read as follows: I Appendix A of Part 1611 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2005 POVERTY GUIDELINES* 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia i Size of family unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................. VerDate jul<14>2003 11:59 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Alaska ii $11,963 16,038 20,113 24,188 28,263 32,338 36,413 E:\FR\FM\03MRR1.SGM $14,938 20,038 25,138 30,238 35,338 40,438 45,538 03MRR1 Hawaii iii $13,763 18,450 23,138 27,825 32,513 37,200 41,888 10328 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 41 / Thursday, March 3, 2005 / Rules and Regulations LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2005 POVERTY GUIDELINES*—Continued 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia i Size of family unit 8 ................................................................................................................................. Alaska ii 40,488 50,638 Hawaii iii 46,575 *The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. i For family units with more than eight members, add $4,075 for each additional member in a family. ii For family units with more than eight members, add $5,100 for each additional member in a family. iii For family units with more than eight members, add $4,688 for each additional member in a family. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4063 Filed 3–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION 46 CFR Parts 502, 503, 515, 520, 530, 535, 540, 550, 555, and 560 RIN 3072–AC27 [Docket No. 04–11] Update of Existing and Addition of New Filing Fees Federal Maritime Commission. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Maritime Commission (‘‘Commission’’) revises its existing fees for filing petitions and complaints; various public information services, such as record searches, document copying, and admissions to practice; filing ocean transportation intermediary license applications; applications for special permission; service contracts; agreements; and passenger vessel performance and casualty certificate applications. These revised fees reflect current costs to the Commission. In addition, the Commission is establishing a separate fee for the filing of terminal exempt agreements. DATES: Effective on April 4, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20573–0001. E-mail: secretary@fmc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On August 31, 2004, the Commission published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPR’’), 69 FR 53027, in Docket No. 04–11, Update of Existing and Addition of New Filing Fees. This NPR proposed to update the Commission’s current filing and service fees which have been in VerDate jul<14>2003 11:59 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 effect since July 15, 2002, and are no longer representative of the Commission’s actual costs for providing such services. Fee increases primarily reflected increases in salary and indirect (overhead) costs. For some services, the increase in processing or review time accounted in part for the increase in the level of fees. For other services, fees were lower due to overall reduced costs to provide those services. The Commission also established a separate fee for terminal exempt agreements. Currently, the Commission maintains the same filing fee for carrier and terminal exempt agreements; however, terminal exempt agreements generally require less processing time than carrier exempt agreements. Consequently, the Commission proposed to establish a separate filing fee for terminal exempt agreements to reflect better the difference in processing times. II. Comments The Commission received one comment, from B. Sachau, a private citizen. The commenter suggested that fees should be much higher because, since 2002, everything has gone up by a commenter-estimated one hundred percent. The commenter also suggested that fees should be updated annually, and that all fees should be a minimum of $550, except for document searches, which should cost $8.00 per hour maximum. Further, the commenter suggested that it should not cost anything to have one’s name on a mailing list for specific dockets. III. Discussion The Commission followed established OMB guidelines enumerated in OMB Circular A–25 (‘‘Circular’’) when developing its user fee schedule. The Circular provides that costs be determined from agency records, and that costs cover the direct and indirect costs to the Government of carrying out an activity, including, but not limited to, personnel costs, physical overhead, management and supervisory costs, and the costs of enforcement, collection, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 search, establishment of standards and regulations, etc. This method of determining fees addresses the concern raised in the comment that fees pay for the operation of the agency. With regard to specific fee suggestions in the comments, no documentary basis is provided for setting fees at an arbitrary minimum, for increasing fees beyond those proposed in the NPR, for setting document search costs at a certain maximum amount, or for providing mailing list services for no fee. As the Commission followed standard Government guidelines in developing its fees and the comment provides no basis for their modification, the fees set out in the NPR will be made final. This Final Rule reflects changes in certain CFR section numbers and Commission bureau names which were put into effect in other Commission rulemakings which became final after the NPR was issued in this proceeding. The Commission intends to update its fees biennially in keeping with OMB guidance. In updating its fees, the Commission will incorporate changes in employee salaries into direct labor costs associated with its services, and recalculate its indirect costs (overhead) based on the current level of costs. In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission has certified that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. As stated in the NPR, while the Commission recognized that the rule may impact businesses that qualify as small entities under Small Business Administration guidelines, the Commission is required to assess recipients of specific governmental services reasonable charges to recover the costs of providing these services. The charges in the rule reflect the costs of specific Commission services mandated by statute, and these services benefit the shipping industry and the foreign commerce of the United States. The Commission believes that the charges in the rule will not have a harmful effect on entities within the E:\FR\FM\03MRR1.SGM 03MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 41 (Thursday, March 3, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10327-10328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4063]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

45 CFR Part 1611


Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (``Corporation'') is required 
by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for 
legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to 
reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines as 
issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This rule is effective as of March 3, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant 
General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295-1624; mcondray@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires the 
Corporation to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible 
for legal assistance, and the Act provides that other specified factors 
shall be taken into account along with income.
    Section 1611.3(b) of the Corporation's regulations establishes a 
maximum income level equivalent to one hundred and twenty-five percent 
(125%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Since 1982, the Department of 
Health and Human Services has been responsible for updating and issuing 
the Poverty Guidelines. The revised figures for 2005 set out below are 
equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on 
February 18, 2005 (70 FR 8373).

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611

    Grant programs--law, Legal services.


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For reasons set forth above, 45 CFR part 1611 is amended as follows:

PART 1611--ELIGIBILITY

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1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 1006(b)(1), 1007(a)(1) Legal Services 
Corporation Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(1), 2996f(a)(1), 
2996f(a)(2).


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2. Appendix A of Part 1611 is revised to read as follows:

Appendix A of Part 1611

                               Legal Services Corporation 2005 Poverty Guidelines*
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                                                           48 Contiguous
                                                           States and the
                  Size of family unit                       District of         Alaska ii          Hawaii iii
                                                             Columbia i
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1......................................................            $11,963            $14,938            $13,763
2......................................................             16,038             20,038             18,450
3......................................................             20,113             25,138             23,138
4......................................................             24,188             30,238             27,825
5......................................................             28,263             35,338             32,513
6......................................................             32,338             40,438             37,200
7......................................................             36,413             45,538             41,888

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8......................................................             40,488             50,638            46,575
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*The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the
  Department of Health and Human Services.
i For family units with more than eight members, add $4,075 for each additional member in a family.
ii For family units with more than eight members, add $5,100 for each additional member in a family.
iii For family units with more than eight members, add $4,688 for each additional member in a family.


Victor M. Fortuno,
Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate 
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-4063 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7050-01-P