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Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: 05-13580
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce is issuing notice of intent to amend the system of records under COMMERCE/CENSUS- 5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census; update administrative information.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Prospect Bay, Kent Island Narrows, MD
Document Number: 05-13577
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Thunder on the Narrows'' boat races, a marine event to be held August 6 and August 7, 2005, on the waters of Prospect Bay, near Kent Island Narrows, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of Prospect Bay during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 05-13576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations for ``Thunder over the Boardwalk'', an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action would restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey during the aerial demonstration.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Number: 1625-0089
Document Number: 05-13575
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
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 is for 1625-0089, The National Recreational Boating Survey. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 05-13574
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Army Science Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-13564
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committee (EDMVAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-13563
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
There will be a meeting, via teleconference, of the Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Advisory Committe (EDMVAC) on August 2, 2005, in Washington, DC. This meeting, as with all EDMVAC meetings, is open to the public. Due to limited phone lines, we encourage all local participants to join us at RESOLVE. Seating will be on a first-come basis. The purpose of the meeting is to receive advice and input from the EDMVAC on the 15-Day Intact Adult Male Assay.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-13561
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: 05-13560
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of Notices of Commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from June 9, 2005 to June 20, 2005, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the Notices of Commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Idaho
Document Number: 05-13557
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving revisions related to open burning and crop residue disposal requirements in Idaho's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) submitted these revisions to EPA for inclusion in the Idaho SIP on May 22, 2003. These revisions were submitted for the purposes of clarifying existing regulations and complying with section 110 and part D of the Clean Air Act.
Public Water System Supervision Program Revision for the State of North Dakota
Document Number: 05-13556
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with the provisions of section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300g-2, and 40 CFR 142.13, public notice is hereby given that the State of North Dakota has revised its Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Primacy Program by adopting federal regulations for the Arsenic Rule and Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, which correspond to 40 CFR Parts 141 and 142. The EPA has completed its review of these revisions in accordance with SDWA, and proposes to approve North Dakota's primacy revisions for the above stated Rules. Today's approval action does not extend to public water systems in Indian country, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 1151. Please see Supplementary Information, Item B.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of New System of Records
Document Number: 05-13552
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Justice
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
Document Number: 05-13551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice proposes to exempt a new Privacy Act system of records entitled, Department of Justice Regional Data Exchange System (RDEX), DOJ-012, from subsections (c)(3) and (4); (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4); (e)(1), (2), (3), (5), and (8); and (g) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). The information in this system of records relates to matters of criminal law enforcement, and the exemption is necessary in order to avoid interference with law enforcement responsibilities and functions and to protect criminal law enforcement information as described in the proposed rule.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-13550
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 05-13549
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; System of Records
Document Number: 05-13548
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury, is publishing its Privacy Act systems of records.
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Monitoring Report and One-Stop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record: Comments
Document Number: 05-13545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three year extension of the, Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Report, ETA Form 5148, and the One-Stop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record, ETA Form 8429 from the current end date of September 30, 2005 to new end date of September 30, 2008.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alaska
Document Number: 05-13544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Alaska's 13-week insured unemployment rate for the week ending April 9, 2005, fell below the 6.0 percent threshold and was less than 120 percent of the average for the corresponding 13-week period for the prior two (2) years, causing Alaska's EB period that began March 6, 2005, to trigger ``off'' effective June 4, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13543
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
The EIA has submitted the energy information collection listed at the end of this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and a three-year extension with revisions under section 3507(h)(1) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Office of Fossil Energy; Orders Granting and Vacating Authority To Import and Export Natural Gas, Including Liquefied Natural Gas
Document Number: 05-13542
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy gives notice that during May 2005, it issued Orders granting and vacating authority to import and export natural gas, including liquefied natural gas. These Orders are summarized in the attached appendix and may be found on the FE Web site at http://www.fe.doe.gov (select gas regulation). They are also available for inspection and copying in the Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Docket Room 3E-033, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478. The Docket Room is open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-13541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet July 15, 2005, (RAC) in Colvelo, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minutes, (2) public comment, (3) sub- committees (4) discussionitems of interest (5) next agenda and meeting date.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards Membership
Document Number: 05-13540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
DOT publication of the names of the persons selected to serve on the various Departmental PRBs as required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office of the Chief Information Officer; Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to request approval for information collection necessary to allow USDA customers to securely and confidently share data and receive services electronically. Authority for obtaining information from customers is included in the Freedom to E-File Act, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA), the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN), and the E-Government Act of 2002. Customer information is collected through the USDA eAuthentication Service, located at http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov. USDA's eAuthentication Service plays a vital role in the Expanded Electronic Government (e-Government) initiative of the President's Management Agenda. The USDA eAuthentication Service provides the public and government businesses with a single sign-on capability for USDA applications, management of user credentials, and verification of identity, authorization, and electronic signatures. USDA's eAuthentication Service obtains customer information through an electronic self-registration process provided through the eAuthentication Web site. This voluntary online self-registration process enables USDA customers, as well as employees, to obtain accounts as authorized users that will provide single sign-on capability to access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet. The USDA eAuthentication system stems from the Web-based Centralized Authentication and Authorization Facility (WebCAAF), the former USDA authentication system.
Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Document Number: 05-13537
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing Service, Agricultural Marketing Service
This notice invites eligible States to submit a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has allocated $1.0 million for this organic certification cost-share program in Fiscal Year 2005. Funds will be available under this program to 15 designated States to assist organic crop and livestock producers certified by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agents to the National Organic Program (NOP). Eligible States interested in obtaining cost-share funds for their organic producers will have to submit an Application for Federal Assistance, and will have to enter into a cooperative agreement with AMS for the allocation of such funds.
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13536
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Volunteer Application
Document Number: 05-13535
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Peace Corps, Agencies and Commissions
The Peace Corps is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., the Peace Corps is required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or revision of a collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the Volunteer Application.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Multi-Line Telephone Sets
Document Number: 05-13534
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of U.s. Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain multi-line telephone sets to be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. The final determination found that, based upon the facts presented, the country of origin of the Avaya Partner multi- line telephone set is Mexico.
Steel: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Import Relief
Document Number: 05-13528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Indian Education Programs; Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is giving public notice that we will be requesting extension of four currently approved information collections. The collections are: 1076-0096, Education Contracts under JOM Act Applications and Regulatory Requirements, 25 CFR 273.50; 1076-0114, Application for admission to Haskell Indian Nations University and to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute; 1076-0122, Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-Funded Schools; and 1076-0134, Student Transportation Form, subpart G, 25 CFR part 39. These collections help support the educational efforts for Native American students from elementary through post-secondary levels. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Incentive Contracts
Document Number: 05-13526
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning incentive contracts. A request for public comments was published at 70 FR 22651, May 2, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Freight Classification Description
Document Number: 05-13525
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning freight classification description. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 24008, May 6, 2005. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-13524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-13523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell International (Aircraft Specification No. A-2-575 Previously Held by North American and Recently Purchased by Boeing) Models AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), BC-1A, SNJ-7, and T-6G Airplanes; and Autair Ltd. (Aircraft Specification No. AR-11 Previously Held by Noorduyn Aviation Ltd.) Model Harvard (Army AT-16) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-13522
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-12-51, which was published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2005 (70 FR 35519), and applies to Rockwell International (Aircraft Specification No. A-2-575 previously held by North American and recently purchased by Boeing) Models AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT- 6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), BC-1A, SNJ-7, and T-6G airplanes; and Autair Ltd. (Aircraft Specification No. AR-11 previously held by Noorduyn Aviation Ltd.) Model Harvard (Army AT-16) airplanes. We incorrectly referenced the docket number as FAA-2005-24163 throughout the document. The correct docket number is FAA-2005-21463. This action corrects the regulatory text.
Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest Custer, South Dakota
Document Number: 05-13521
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
On March 1, 2005, the Forest Service published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project. This is an authorized project under Section 102(a)(4) of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003. The Forest Service is modifying the proposed action and decision to be made, name and address of the Responsible Official, the expected dates for filing the draft and final EIS, the significant issues to be addressed and has developed an alternative to the proposed action. The proposed action is modified to include 3 site specific, non-significant Forest Plan amendments and the decision to be made will include whether or not to approve those amendments. The original NOI stated that a non-significant Forest Plan amendment related to big game habitat capability values as modeled by the HABCAP model may be part of the decision. Further analysis determined that amendments for big game HABCAP values would be necessary in both management areas 5.1 and 5.4. In addition, a third amendment to allow a short term reduction in mature, dense habitat within goshawk post fledging area habitat is included as part of the proposed action. The responsible official was listed as the Hell Canyon District Ranger in the March 1, 2005 NOI. Due to the inclusion of Forest Plan amendments to the proposal, the responsible official will be the Forest Supervisor. The draft and final EISs are expected to be filed in August, 2005 and December, 2005, respectively. The original NOI listed several preliminary issues. Further analysis determined that there are 3 significant issues to be addressed with this project and they are: (1) The mountain pine beetle epidemic, (2) fuels and fire risks, and (3) wildlife habitat. One alternative to the proposed action has been developed to address public input concerning post-treatment diversity on the project area landscape. This alternative differs from the proposal by deferring approximately 1,300 acres from all proposed treatments. This alternative does not include a Forest Plan amendment to lower the big game HABCAP values in management area 5.1 as discussed above for the proposed action. However, it does include Forest Plan amendments to lower big game HABCAP values in management area 5.4 and to allow for a short term reduction of dense, mature stands in goshawk post-fledging area habitat as in the proposed action.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 05-13520
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Between April 21, 2004, and May 31, 2005, the Pacific Region and California/Nevada Operations Office of the Fish and Wildlife Service (encompassing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, California, and Nevada) issued 14 permits in response to applications for incidental take of threatened and endangered species, pursuant to sections 10(a)(1)(B) and 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Copies of the permits and associated decision documents are available upon request.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 05-13519
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 05-13518
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-13517
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
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 proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting
Document Number: 05-13515
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
Project Authorization and Agreements
Document Number: 05-13514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA proposes to revise its regulations relating to project authorization and agreements and the effect on obligations of Federal-aid highway funds under these requirements. The proposed changes would: (1) Require the deobligation of Federal funds that remain committed to inactive projects as well as the deobligation of unneeded or excess project funding; (2) reduce the occurrences where Federal funds are committed to inactive projects or where an obligation is in excess of the amount needed to complete the project; (3) establish a project completion date that would be annotated in all new project agreements and modifications to existing project agreements; and (4) require States to assure that third party contracts and agreements are processed and billed promptly when the work is completed. These proposed changes would also assist the States and the FHWA in monitoring Federal-aid highway projects and provide better assurance that the Federal funds obligated reflect the current estimated costs of the project. Federal funds deobligated may then be obligated for new or other active projects needing additional funding to the extent permitted by law. The proposed changes would have no effect on obligated funds that are needed for projects that are congressionally mandated.