April 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Customized Postage
Document Number: 05-8487
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service(TM) provides notice of its intention to resume testing of the concept of Customized Postage for a period of one year commencing 20 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. PC Postage([reg]) is a method of providing evidence of pre-payment of United States postage using a personal computer and printer and Internet access to an authorized PC Postage provider infrastructure approved by the Postal Service under 39 CFR part 501. Like postage meters, PC Postage services facilitate customer access to postage payment and use of the mail. PC Postage and postage meter products that print digitally generated barcode indicia contain human readable and machine readable elements that facilitate mail processing and counterfeit detection due to identification enabling characteristics. The typical indicia design consists of two elements: a postage block and a distinctly separate block typically called an ``ad plate.'' The historical use of ad plates consists of printed advertising messages authorized, enabled, and controlled by a Postal Service approved postage meter or PC Postage provider. Customized Postage differs from conventional PC Postage in two respects: First, it utilizes the ``ad plate'' area to print a digital, graphic image. The image may be one selected from a ``library'' of images provided by the authorized PC Postage provider or a customer supplied image that meets acceptance criteria established by the PC Postage provider; and, second, instead of the customer printing the selected image on a personal computer the images are printed by the Customized Postage provider under controlled conditions and the finished product is mailed to the customer. With respect to postage meter ad plates the Postal Service will require evaluation and approval of any process established by an authorized provider which results in the printing of a graphic ``ad plate.''
Nominations Requested/Open for the 2005 Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards
Document Number: 05-8461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks nominations of public and private sector organizations to receive the 2005 Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards Initiative. This activity is part of a broader Departmental initiative called Steps to a Healthier U.S. that advances President George W. Bush's HealthierUS goal of helping Americans live longer, better and healthier lives. The statutory authority for this health promotion activity is Section 1703 [42 U.S.C. 300u-2] from Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act. The Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards Initiative will identify and celebrate outstanding organizations that have implemented innovative and creative chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. To be nominated, a program must address at least one of the following risk factors:
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kent Island Narrows, Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 05-8459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the S.R. 18-B Bridge, formerly known as U.S. Route 50/ 301 Bridge, over Kent Island Narrows, mile 1.0, in Kent Island, MD. The proposal would allow the bridge to open on signal on the hour and half- hour from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., from May 1 through October 31. The proposed rule will allow for a more efficient flow of vessel traffic.
Anchorage Regulations; Mississippi River Below Baton Rouge, LA, Including South and Southwest Passes
Document Number: 05-8458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the anchorage regulations for the Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes in order to improve safety at the Lower Kenner Bend Anchorage. This proposed rule is needed to protect aircraft passengers and crew, mariners and the public from the potential safety hazards associated with the ascent and descent of aircraft over vessels anchored in the vicinity of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, LA.
Revisions to Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations
Document Number: 05-8457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM published on February 28, 2005. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend the cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data recorder regulations for certain air carriers, operators, and aircraft manufacturers. This extension is a result of a request from the Aerospace Industries Association to extend the comment period for the NPRM.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-8456
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains the disposition of certain petitions previously received. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-8455
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-8454
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Pyrotechnic Signaling Device Requirements
Document Number: 05-8453
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 27, 2004, the FAA published a direct final rule to remove the requirement for a pyrotechnic signaling device required for aircraft operated for hire over water and beyond power off gliding distance from shore for air carriers operating under part 121 unless it is a part of a required life raft. All other operators continue to be required to have onboard one pyrotechnic signaling device if they operate aircraft for hire over water and beyond power off gliding distance from shore. The rule was effective February 7, 2005.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
Document Number: 05-8452
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR comprise 1625-0040, Continuous Discharge Book, Merchant Mariner Application, Physical Examination Report, Sea Service Report, Chemical Testing and Entry Level Physical Report. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending April 15, 2005
Document Number: 05-8451
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability for Program Year (PY) 2003 Performance
Document Number: 05-8449
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, announces that 19 states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-8448
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the deep-water species fisheries by vessels using trawl gear in the GOA to resume.
Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-8445
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
The Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee (the ``Committee'') will hold its second public meeting on Friday, May 13, 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri. At this meeting, the Committee will discuss policy issues relating to the President's Strengthening America's Communities Initiative (the ``Initiative''). During the Committee's first meeting in Fresno, California on April 15, 2005, the Committee received its charge to undertake a high-level examination of key policy issues pertaining to the Initiative. The second meeting will feature preliminary presentations to and deliberation by the Committee of work by the Committee's subcommittees on the policy issues presented to them.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Commercial Shark Management Measures
Document Number: 05-8443
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This rule establishes the second and third trimester season quotas for large coastal sharks (LCS); small coastal sharks (SCS); and pelagic, blue, and porbeagle sharks based on over- or underharvests from the 2004 second semi-annual season. In addition, this rule establishes the opening and closing dates for the LCS fishery based on adjustments to the trimester quotas. This action could affect all commercial fishermen in the Atlantic commercial shark fishery. This action is necessary to ensure that the landings quotas in the Atlantic commercial shark fishery represent the latest landings data.
Draft of the Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS) E-Docket No. ORD-2005-0001
Document Number: 05-8442
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that Versar Inc., an EPA contractor for external scientific peer review, will convene a panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft Web site titled ``Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System.'' The EPA is also announcing a 30-day public review and comment period for the draft Web site. The CADDIS Web site was developed and prepared by EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). NCEA will consider public comment submissions in revising the Web site.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; NOX
Document Number: 05-8441
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for four major sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX). These sources are located in the Western Virginia Emissions Control Area. EPA is approving these revisions to establish RACT requirements in the SIP in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; NOX
Document Number: 05-8440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for four major sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Vehicle Service Information Web Site Audit EPA ICR Number 2181.01
Document Number: 05-8439
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is a request for a new collection. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Central Characterization Project Waste Characterization Program Documents Applicable to Transuranic Radioactive Waste From Los Alamos National Laboratory Proposed for Disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Document Number: 05-8438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 30 days on, Department of Energy (DOE) documents applicable to characterization by the Central Characterization Project (CCP) of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) proposed for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The documents are available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. In accordance with EPA's WIPP Compliance Criteria, we conducted an inspection of the Central Characterization Project (CCP) at LANL to verify that, using the systems and processes developed as part of the DOE Carlsbad Office's CCP, DOE can characterize TRU waste consistent with the Compliance Criteria. EPA performed this inspection the week of April 11, 2005. This notice of the inspection and comment period accords with 40 CFR 194.8.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision Establishing the Western Virginia VOC and NOX
Document Number: 05-8437
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Implementation Plan (SIP) establishing a new volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions control area. This new area, entitled, the Western Virginia Emissions Control Area, consists of the City of Winchester and Frederick County, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Roanoke City, and Salem City. EPA is also approving a revision to provide the enabling authority to implement NOX Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) in the affected areas. EPA is approving this revision in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Revision Establishing the Western Virginia VOC and NOX
Document Number: 05-8436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Virginia establishing a new volatile organic compound (VOC) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions control area. This new area, entitled, the Western Virginia Emissions Control Area, consists of the City of Winchester and Frederick County which comprise the Northern Shenandoah Valley Ozone Early Action Compact area (EAC), and Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Roanoke City, and Salem City, which comprise the Roanoke EAC. EPA is also proposing to approve the enabling authority to implement NOX Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) in the affected areas. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP submittal as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A more detailed description of the state submittal and EPA's evaluation are included in a Technical Support Document (TSD) prepared in support of this rulemaking action. A copy of the TSD is available, upon request, from the EPA Regional Office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: 05-8435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is proposing regulations for the delivery and format of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act.
2005 White House Conference on Aging
Document Number: 05-8434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Aging Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the fifth Policy Committee meeting concerning planning for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the contact person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-8433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-8432
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 05-8431
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8430
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8429
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, Ohio, Area
Document Number: 05-8428
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion and Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, Ohio, Area
Document Number: 05-8427
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 40, Cleveland, Ohio, Area
Document Number: 05-8426
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Callaway Golf Company (Golf Clubs), Carlsbad, California
Document Number: 05-8425
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8423
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8422
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-8421
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Center for Research Resources; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 05-8420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Center for Research Resources; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-8419
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-8418
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8417
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-8416
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8415
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8414
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 05-8413
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-8412
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Facilitating the Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Wireless Devices Aboard Airborne Aircraft
Document Number: 05-8411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) extends the periods for both the comment and reply comment deadlines established in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) adopted by the Commission in the Airborne Cellular proceeding. The deadline to file comments is extended from April 11, 2005, to May 26, 2005, and the deadline to file reply comments is extended from May 9, 2005, to June 27, 2005. This action is taken to enable interested parties sufficient opportunity to review complex issues raised by the NPRM and to provide commenters a reasonable period of time to conduct the testing necessary to assess the potential interference issues associated with the use of pico cell systems and wireless devices onboard aircraft.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167; The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)
Document Number: 05-8410
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Under Section 182(d) of the WIA of 1998, ETA is publishing the PY 2005 allocations for the NFJP, authorized under Section 167 of the WIA. The allocations are distributed to the states by a formula that estimates, by state, the relative demand for NFJP services. The allocations in this notice apply to the PY beginning July 1, 2005.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants
Document Number: 05-8409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: 05-8408
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Swidnik S.A. Models PW-5 “Smyk” and PW-6U Gliders
Document Number: 05-8406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PZL-Swidnik S.A. (PZL-Swidnik) Models PW-5 ``Smyk'' and PW- 6U gliders. This proposed AD would require you to inspect for the minimum dimension of the left side aileron, right side aileron, and airbrake push-rod ends for certain Model PW-5 ``Smyk'' gliders; inspect for the minimum dimension of the aileron, airbrake, and elevator control push-rod ends for certain Model PW-6U gliders; and replace any push-rod end that does not meet the minimum dimension. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Poland. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and replace any push-rod end that does not meet the minimum dimension, which could result in failure of the control system. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider.