June 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12552
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21647 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12551
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21646 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12550
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21645 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.- vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12549
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21644 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12548
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21643 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12546
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21642 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21641 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-12544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Pub. L. 105-383 and Pub. L. 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-21640 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Pub. L. 105- 383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 388.
Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541)
Document Number: 05-12543
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antaric Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received.
EarthScope Science and Education Advisory Committee Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-12542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Nontank Vessel Oil Response Plans
Document Number: 05-12541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public of issues related to recent legislation requiring owners and operators of nontank vessels to prepare plans for responding to discharges of oil from their vessels. These issues include questions on the size of the population of vessels affected and enforcement of the legislation by the Coast Guard. The notice also discusses Coast Guard's efforts to engage the regulated community at the earliest stages and to encourage early public participation in the process of responding to this new legislation.
Safety Zone; Indian River, New Smyrna, FL
Document Number: 05-12540
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a fireworks barge as it launches fireworks in New Smyrna, Florida. The rule prohibits entry into the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or his designated representative. The rule is needed to protect participants, vendors, and spectators from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 05-12539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to prevention of collisions, groundings, and rammings.
Winter Use Plans, Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Document Number: 05-12538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Winter Use Plans for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway. These three park units are located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. This effort will result in a comprehensive management plan for winter recreational use of the parks. The NPS will be inviting several other government agencies to participate in the development of the EIS as cooperating agencies, including the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho; the counties of Park and Teton, Wyoming, Gallatin and Park, Montana, and Fremont, Idaho; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. Forest Service. A scoping letter has been prepared that details the issues identified to date. Copies of that information may be obtained online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov or from Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 307-344-2019. The NPS is interested in obtaining comments from the public on the scope of the EIS, the issues that the EIS should address and the alternatives that should be considered in the EIS. Comments submitted during this scoping period will allow the NPS to address these public concerns as the EIS is prepared. Background: The NPS is preparing this EIS to develop a long-term plan for managing winter recreational use in three park units. Currently, winter use in the parks is operating under a temporary winter use plan. This plan and environmental assessment were completed with the signing of a finding of no significant impact on November 4, 2004, and implementing regulations published on November 10, 2004. The plan is intended to be in effect for three winter seasons (i.e., the winters of 2004-2005, 2005-2006, and 2006-2007), while the NPS prepares a long-term plan and analysis of the effects of winter use in the parks. This notice of intent formally begins the long-term planning process. The temporary winter use plan allows for a maximum of 720 snowmobiles in Yellowstone each day. All recreational snowmobiles in Yellowstone must be led by commercial guides. In Grand Teton, 50 snowmobiles are allowed per day on the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trial and Grassy Lake Road and 40 snowmobiles are allowed per day on Jackson Lake in order to provide access for ice fishing. With few exceptions, all snowmobiles are required to be ``Best Available Technology'' (BAT), which are the cleanest and quietest commercially available snowmobiles. Snowplanes are not allowed on Jackson Lake. Snowcoaches are also permitted in Yellowstone and the Rockefeller Parkway, and are required to have functioning emissions control equipment. Because the temporary winter use plan is only in effect for three winter seasons, the NPS intends to complete this EIS process and issue new regulations (if necessary) prior to the start of the 2007-2008 winter season. The purpose of the EIS will be to ensure that park visitors have a range of appropriate winter recreational opportunities, while ensuring that these recreational activities are in an appropriate setting and do not impair or irreparably harm park resources or values. Alternatives to be considered in the EIS will focus on responding to the purpose and need. Specifically, the NPS will include alternatives allowing varying amounts and types of snowmobile and/or snowcoach use. The NPS will also consider alternatives with varying guiding requirements, including allowing for some unguided or non-commercially snowmobile guided use. In addition, the EIS will examine the effects of road grooming (which is necessary to allow for oversnow travel for both administrative and recreational use of snowmobiles and snowcoaches) on bison and other ungulates. To assess this issue, the EIS will consider an alternative or alternatives that would eliminate road grooming on some or all park roads. Major issues to be addressed in the EIS include the environmental effects of winter use on air quality and visibility, natural soundscapes, employee and visitor health and safety, wildlife (including the effects of road grooming on bison and other ungulates), visitor experience, and socioeconomics. A more detailed history of the winter use issue is available online at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planvisit/winteruse/index.htm.
Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas County, CA; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-12537
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and pursuant to regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22) the National Park Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Comprehensive Site Plan for the Warner Valley area in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This notice supersedes a previous Notice of Intent which was published on April 4, 2003 (V68; N65; Pp16548-49) for a proposed Dream Lake Dam Management Plan. Subsequent to issuance of that notice it has been determined that future management of Dream Lake, located within Warner Valley, should be assessed as a part of a wider Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (CSP). This notice hereby extends the scoping process and comment period; all comments received in response to the previous notice are documented in the project administrative record and need not be resubmitted. Background: The purpose of the CSP/EIS will be to determine the desired future resource conditions in Warner Valley and outline the steps that will be taken in order to achieve those conditions. The CSP/ EIS will evaluate the natural and cultural resources, aesthetics, and visitor experience in this area of the Park. Some topics that have already been identified as needing to be assessed include: (1) Future management of Dream Lake Dam, (2) impacts on wetlands, (3) historic structures, (4) protection of Drakesbad Meadow and Fen, (5) alternative energy, (6) water and sewage systems, (7) parking, (8) trail system, (9) accessibility, (10) safety, and (11) effluent from the horse corral (currently going into the meadow). The CSP will guide the management of Warner Valley over the subsequent 10-15 years. Comments: Persons wishing to comment or express concerns on the management issues and future management direction of these lands should address their written responses to the Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, California 96063 (comments can also be e-mailed to: lawplanning@nps.gov). All comment letters must be postmarked or transmitted not later than 30 days following the date this notice is published in the Federal Register (immediately upon confirmation of that date, it will be announced on the park Web site: http://www.nps.gov/law). Please note that names and addresses of people who comment become part of the public record. If individuals commenting request that their name or/and address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the NPS will withhold from the record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. As always: the NPS will make available to public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses; and, anonymous comments may not be considered. At this time it is anticipated that three public workshops to hear additional comments and suggestions will be conducted in mid-June in the towns of Red Bluff (June 13), Chester (June 14), and Vacaville (June 15), California. The confirmed meeting times and locations will be posted on the park's website and announced via press release to local newspapers. Questions regarding the plan or scoping sessions should be addressed to the Superintendent either by mail to the above address, or by telephone at (530) 595-4444. Decision: At this time it is anticipated that the Draft EIS/CSP would be released for public review during the spring of 2006, and depending on the nature and extent of public comment the Final EIS/CSP would be completed in winter of 2006. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service; subsequently the official responsible for implementing the approved plan would be the Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Fire Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
Document Number: 05-12536
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Fire Management Plan, Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona.
Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana
Document Number: 05-12535
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the draft general management plan and environmental impact statement (GMP/ EIS) for the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Memorial).
Minor Boundary Revision at Biscayne National Park
Document Number: 05-12534
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is given that the boundary of the Biscayne National Park has been revised pursuant to the Acts as specified below, to encompass lands depicted on Drawing 169/80,001, Segment 104, Biscayne National Park, revised February 14, 2005, prepared by the National Park Service. The revision to the boundary includes tract 104-16, as depicted on the map.
June 17, 2005.
Document Number: 05-12533
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Submission for Omb Review; Comment Request, Department of Treasury
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 05-12532
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a the initial meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems. The FAA is holding this meeting to provide interested individuals an opportunity to participate.
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206/Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Data Link
Document Number: 05-12531
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the initial meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206/Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Data Link. The FAA is holding this meeting to provide interested individuals an opportunity to participate.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB review
Document Number: 05-12530
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35001 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 extension of the currently approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60- day comment period soliciting comments was published on March 30, 2005.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Sierra Leone and Liberia; Modification
Document Number: 05-12528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
In notice document 05-10621 beginning on page 30801 in the issue of Friday, May 27, 2005, make the following modifications: On page 30801, in the first column, first sentence of the ``Summary'', the language ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $5 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'', should be changed to read. ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $6 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'' On page 30805, in the third column, first sentence of the second paragraph of Section II ``Award Information'', the language, ``Up to U.S. $5 million will be awarded under this solicitation'', should be changed to read, ``Up to U.S. $6 million will be awarded under this solicitation''.
Combating Exploitive Child Labor Through Education in Angola; Modification
Document Number: 05-12527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
In notice document 05-10620 beginning on page 30787 in the issue of Friday, May 27, 2005, make the following modification: On page 30787, in the second column, under the heading ``Agency'', the language, ``Key Dates: Deadline for Submission of Application is July 11, 2005.'', should be changed to read, ``Key Dates: Deadline for Submission of Application is July 15, 2005.''. On page 30787, in the second column, first sentence of the ``Summary'', the language ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $2 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *'', should be changed to read, ``The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $4 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations* * *''. On page 30791, in the second column, first sentence of the second paragraph of Section II ``Award Information'', the language, ``Up to U.S. $2 million will be awarded under this solicitation'', should be changed to read, ``Up to U.S. $4 million will be awarded under this solicitation.''
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-January Through March 2005
Document Number: 05-12525
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other Federal Register notices that were published from January 2005 through March 2005, 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. This notice also includes listings of all approval numbers from the Office of Management and Budget for collections of information in CMS regulations. Finally, for the first time, this notice includes a list of Medicare-approved carotid stent facilities. 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.
Medicare Program; Solicitation for Applications for the Medical Adult Day-Care Services Demonstration
Document Number: 05-12524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice informs interested parties of an opportunity to apply for participation in the Medical Adult Day-Care Services Demonstration. This demonstration tests an alternative approach to service delivery by allowing home health beneficiaries to receive a portion of the medical services included in their home health plan of care in a medical adult day-care facility (MADCF). The project will allow us to test potential improvements in quality of care, outcomes, and program efficiency related to the provision of home health services in an MADCF setting. We intend to use a competitive application process to select up to five sites to participate in this demonstration. This demonstration is restricted to the States that license or certify medical adult day-care facilities.
Medicare Program; Meeting of the Advisory Board on the Demonstration of a Bundled Case-Mix Adjusted Payment System for End-Stage Renal Disease Services-July 14 Through July 15, 2005
Document Number: 05-12523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the third public meeting of the Advisory Board on the Demonstration of a Bundled Case-Mix Adjusted Payment System for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services. Notice of this meeting is required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)). The Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations with respect to the establishment and operation of the demonstration mandated by section 623(e) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.
Medicare Program; Update of Ambulatory Surgical Center List of Covered Procedures; Correction
Document Number: 05-12522
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the interim final rule with comment period published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2005 entitled ``Medicare Program; Update of Ambulatory Surgical Center List of Covered Procedures.''
State Children's Health Insurance Program; Final Allotments to States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories and Commonwealths for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: 05-12521
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Title XXI of the Social Security Act (the Act) authorizes payment of Federal matching funds to States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories and Commonwealths to initiate and expand health insurance coverage to uninsured, low-income children under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This notice sets forth the final allotments of Federal funding available to each State, the District of Columbia, and each U.S. Territory and Commonwealth for fiscal year 2006.
Agency Information Collection Extension
Document Number: 05-12520
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection package to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The package requests a three-year extension of OMB Control Number 1910-0100, entitled, Printing and Publishing Activities. The Department of Energy is required to submit an annual report to the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) regarding its printing activities. The Department reports on information gathered and compiled from its facilities nationwide on the usage of in-house printing and duplicating facilities as well as all printing procedures from external vendors.
Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 05-12519
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Office on Women's Health (OWH) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is interested in improving, enhancing, and evaluating outcomes of comprehensive heart health care programs for high-risk women. Under this announcement, OWH anticipates making up to five new awards, through the cooperative agreement grant mechanism, to provide funding to improve and enhance existing women's heart health care programs in hospitals, clinics, and/ or health centers and to enable the programs to track and evaluate outcome data. Each grantee shall enhance an existing women's heart health care program so that it provides a continuum of heart health care services through the integration of the following five interrelated components: Education and Awareness, Screening and Risk Assessment, Diagnostic Testing and Treatment, Lifestyle Modification and Rehabilitation, and Tracking and Evaluation. Grantees shall also target high-risk women in at least one of the following groups: Women aged 60 years or older, racial and ethnic minority women, and/or women who live in rural communities (particularly rural communities in the South and Appalachian region). The goal of these programs will be to reduce heart disease mortality and morbidity among women and to increase the number of high- risk women who receive quality heart health care services, including education, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. These programs will offer comprehensive heart health care services that are women-centered, culturally competent, multi- disciplinary, continuous and integrated.
Request for Applications for the National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CoE) and the National Community Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE)-Ambassadors for Change Program
Document Number: 05-12518
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health and the National Community Centers of Excellence in Women's Health programs provide funding to academic health centers and community-based organizations to enhance their women's health program through the integration of these components: (1) Leadership development for women, (2) training for lay, allied health, and professional health care providers, (3) public education and outreach with special emphasis on outreach to minority women, (4) comprehensive health service delivery that includes gender and age-appropriate preventive services and allied health professionals as members of the comprehensive care team, and (5) basic science, clinical and community-based research. In addition, the community centers must replicate their National Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE) model in another community.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12517
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
The Department of Labor, 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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ``Current Population Survey (CPS) Displaced Worker, Job Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement,'' to be conducted in January 2006. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice.
Conservation Security Program; Primary Purpose Determination To Exclude Program Payments From Gross Income Under Section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code
Document Number: 05-12516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that existing practice, new practice, and enhancement activity payments made to producers under the Conservation Security Program (CSP), authorized under the provision of Title II, Subtitle A, Section 2001 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. Law 107-171), are made primarily for the purpose of conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the environment, and providing a habitat for wildlife. This determination is in accordance with Section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. Subject to a finding by the Secretary of the Treasury that the program is a small watershed program administered by the Secretary of Agriculture substantially similar to the type of programs described in 26 U.S.C. 126(a)(1) through (8), this determination permits recipients to exclude from gross income, for Federal income tax purposes, all or part of the existing practice, new practice, and enhancement activity cost-share payments made under said program to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12515
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children and Families Administration
Submission for OMB review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12507
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12506
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (IWR), Wayne and Monroe Counties, MI
Document Number: 05-12501
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for Detroit River IWR, Michigan. The CCP was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage the Refuge over the next 15 years.
Availability of Opportunity to Provide Input for the National Occupational Research Agenda
Document Number: 05-12500
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Government-owned Inventions; Availability for Licensing and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
Document Number: 05-12498
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The invention named in this notice is owned by agencies of the United States Government and is available for licensing in the United States (U.S.) in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207, and is available for cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3710, to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development. A U.S. provisional patent application has been filed and foreign patent applications are expected to be filed within the year to extend market coverage for U.S. companies and may also be available for licensing.
Public Notice
Document Number: 05-12497
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID), Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases (DBMD) through its component Branches has lead technical responsibility for a number of Category A, B and C bioterrorism agents and their associated toxins (Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium botulinum, Brucella sps., Burkholderia sps., Staphylococcus entertoxin B, other food-or waterborne bacterial pathogens, and other bacterial agents). DBMD provides technical support for the Nation's prevention and control efforts for human anthrax disease. Since 2001, DBMD has been collecting anthrax immune plasma from Department of Defense volunteers who received the licensed Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA) according to the licensed schedule. DBMD has contracted with industry to produce anthrax immune globulin (AIG) from the collected anthrax immune plasma using anion-exchange chromatography. Since 2003, DBMD has been evaluating the efficacy and pharmacokinetics of AIG in small animals. Preliminary results of these studies are now available, and are being released to the public domain to facilitate development of immunotherapeutic agents for treatment of human inhalational anthrax disease. DBMD will continue to conduct AIG studies in animals, and will release data to the public as soon as the results become available. Persons or organizations who are interested in receiving the preliminary animal AIG study results, and in receiving future updates, should contact CDC and provide a mailing address. CDC prefers to receive requests for data electronically. These requests can be e-mailed to the attention of Michael J. Detmer at MDetmer@cdc.gov. Mailed responses can be sent to the following address: Michael J. Detmer, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., NE., Mail Stop C-09, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Government of Honduras
Document Number: 05-12495
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with Section 610(b)(2) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-199, Division D), the Millennium Challenge Corporation is publishing a detailed summary and text of the Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Government of the Republic of Honduras. Representatives of the United States Government and the Republic of Honduras executed the Compact documents on June 13, 2005.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-12494
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,879,011 entitled ``Magnetically Shielded Circuit Board'' and U.S. Patent Application No. 11/108,150 entitled ``Method for Field Calibrating an Ion Spectrometer''.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 05-12493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. U.S. Patent No. 6,903,676 entitled ``Integrated Radar, Optical Surveillance, and Sighting System'', U.S. Patent No. 6,902,316 entitled ``Non-Invasive Corrosion Sensor'', U.S. Patent Application No. 11/144,849 entitled ``Improved Pyrotechnic Thermite Composition'', and U.S. Patent Application No. 11/144,850 entitled ``Smokeless Flash Powder''.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12492
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-12489
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services