July 18, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2005-07-18-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2005-07-18
United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board
Document Number: E5-3809
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board (Board) will hold a Board meeting on August 1, 2005 in the Sorrel Room at the Grand Californian Hotel, 1600 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, California 92802. The Board will discuss the results of the international advertising and promotion campaign launched in the United Kingdom in 2004/2005, which sought to encourage individuals to travel to the United States for the express purpose of engaging in tourism. The meeting will be open to the public. Time will be permitted for public comment. To sign up for public comment, please contact Julie Heizer at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting. Julie Heizer may be contacted at U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 1003, Washington, DC 20230; via fax at (202) 482-2887; or, via e-mail at promotion@tinet.ita.doc.gov. Written comments concerning Board affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Written comments should be directed to Julie Heizer. Minutes will be available within 60 days of this meeting. The Board is mandated by Public Law 108-7, Section 210. As directed by Public Law 108-7, Section 210, the Secretary of Commerce shall design, develop and implement an international advertising and promotional campaign, which seeks to encourage individuals to travel to the United States. The Board shall recommend to the Secretary of Commerce the appropriate coordinated activities for funding. This campaign shall be a multi-media effort that seeks to leverage the Federal dollars with contributions of cash and in-kind products unique to the travel and tourism industry. The Board was chartered in August of 2003 and will expire on August 8, 2005. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OTTI.
Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA)
Document Number: E5-3808
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify self-reported household income information for veterans whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on income levels. Legal Authority: The authority for this matching program is contained in 38 U.S.C. section 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, and 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii). Purpose: The purpose of this match is to obtain SSA earned income information data needed for the income verification process. Records To Be Matched: The VA records involved in the match are ``Health Eligibility Center (HEC) Records'' (89VA19). The SSA records are from the Earning Recording and Self Employment Income System, SSA/ OEEAS 09-60-0059.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Italy, South Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, and the Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, Italy, and South Africa
Document Number: E5-3807
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel plate from Belgium, Italy, South Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty orders on Belgium, Italy, and South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Canada
Document Number: E5-3806
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 21, 1999, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published an antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel plate in coils from Canada. See Antidumping Duty Order, Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium, Canada, Italy, Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 64 FR 27756 (May 21, 1999). On April 1, 2004, the Department initiated its first sunset review of the order on certain stainless steel plate in coils from Canada. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 69 FR 17129 (April 1, 2004). (``First Sunset Review''). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act from 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the International Trade Commission (``the ITC'') determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel plate in coils from Canada is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Stainless Steel Plate from Belgium, Canada, Italy, Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 70 FR 38710 (July 5, 2005). Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, and section 351.222(i)(1)(iii) of the Department's regulations, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel plate in coils from Canada.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination Not to Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: E5-3804
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 10, 2005, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Romania. The period of review is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. We did not receive comments from interested parties, and we did not make any changes to the margin for the final results. The final margin for S.C. Silcotub S.A. is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts thereof from Japan; Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E5-3803
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 8, 2005, in response to appeals in NTN Corporation, NTN Bearing Corporation of America, American NTN Bearing Manufacturing Corporation, NTN Driveshaft, Inc., NTN Bower Corporation, and NTN-BCA Corporation v. United States and Timken U.S. Corporation (NTN v. United States), 125 Fed. Appx. 1011 (CAFC April 8, 2005), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the Court of International Trade's (CIT's) decision of the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) final remand determination, Court No. 00-09-00443, Slip. Op. 04-64 (CIT June 9, 2004). This remand determination affects final assessment rates for the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on antifriction bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof from Japan for the period of review May 1, 1998, through April 30, 1999. The merchandise covered by these reviews is ball bearings and parts thereof (BBs), cylindrical roller bearings and parts thereof (CRBs), and spherical plain bearings and parts thereof (SPBs). Because there is now a final and conclusive court decision, we are amending our final results of reviews and we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate entries subject to these reviews.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-3802
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 13, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the notice of preliminary results of its changed circumstances review examining whether Shanxi Fengkun Foundry Ltd., Co. (``Fengkun Foundry''') is the successor-in-interest to Shanxi Fengkun Metallurgical Ltd., Co. (``Fengkun Metallurgical''') by virtue of its name change. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 25545 (May 13, 2005) (``Preliminary Results''). In those Preliminary Results, the Department found that Fengkun Foundry is not the successor-in-interest to Fengkun Metallurgical. After consideration of new factual information solicited by the Department and comments from interested parties, the Department now finds that Fengkun Foundry is the successor-in-interest to Fengkun Metallurgical, and that Fengkun Foundry should retain the deposit rate assigned to Fengkun Metallurgical by the Department for all entries of the subject merchandise produced or exported by Fengkun Metallurgical. We have now completed this changed circumstances review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: E5-3800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Combined Notice of Filings #2
Document Number: E5-3799
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Flint Hills Resources Alaska, LLC, et al.; Notice of Complaint and Request for Fast Track Processing
Document Number: E5-3798
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Upper Peninsula Power Company; Notice of Compliance Filing
Document Number: E5-3797
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
New York Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Compliance Filing
Document Number: E5-3796
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
California Independent System Operator; Notice of Filing
Document Number: E5-3795
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E5-3794
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Committee and Advisory Panel will hold meetings to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: E5-3790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Central Mississippi Generating Company, LLC; Attala Transmission LLC; Notice of Filing
Document Number: E5-3789
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-3788
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2005-40
Document Number: E5-3784
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 2005-40, Election to Defer Net Experience Loss in a Multiemployer Plan.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E5-3783
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing proposed regulations, REG-150313-01, Redemptions Taxable as Dividends.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2005-44
Document Number: E5-3782
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Notice 2005-44, Charitable Contributions of Certain Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E5-3781
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, REG-121063-97 (TD 8972), Averaging of Farm Income (Sec. 1.1301-1).
Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: E5-3780
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Potable Water on Inspected Vessels
Document Number: C5-13074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-14192
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Public Meetings, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 05-14151
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Demonstration Project on Direct Payment of Fees to Non-Attorney Representatives
Document Number: 05-14138
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice provides information about the continuing education requirement that non-attorney representatives must satisfy to participate in the 5-year demonstration project on direct payment of fees to non-attorneys under section 303 of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 (SSPA). The notice also announces that we have lowered the liability insurance requirements for participants and determined that applicants will be given an opportunity to correct defects in their applications to participate in the demonstration project, in certain circumstances; to protest a denial of their applications for any reason; and, where warranted, to have their paid application fee refunded or applied to satisfy the fee requirement for a subsequent application. The notice also clarifies the requirement regarding experience in representing claimants before SSA.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Central Population of California Tiger Salamander
Document Number: 05-14119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Central population of the California tiger salamander and the availability of the draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat. The draft economic analysis identifies potential costs of approximately $367 million over a 20-year period or $32.8 million per year as a result of the designation of critical habitat, including those costs coextensive with listing. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record as part of this comment period, and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Kent County, MI
Document Number: 05-14099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Limited Entry Program; Correction
Document Number: 05-14096
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains a correction to a final rule that was published on May 24, 2005.
Marine Mammals; Subsistence Taking of Northern Fur Seals; Harvest Estimates
Document Number: 05-14094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to the regulations governing the subsistence taking of northern fur seals, this document summarizes the annual fur seal subsistence harvests on St. George and St. Paul Islands (the Pribilof Islands) for 2002 to 2004 and proposes annual estimates of fur seal subsistence needs for 2005 through 2007 on the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. NMFS solicits public comments on the proposed estimates.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction
Document Number: 05-14093
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register amending the Subsistence Halibut Program. This correcting amendment corrects the description, geographic coordinates, and associated figures for the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area and the Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) for the halibut fishery in Sitka Sound in the Gulf of Alaska.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf Reef Fish Limited Access System
Document Number: 05-14092
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 24 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 24) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes a limited access system for the commercial reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico by capping participation at the current level. The intended effect of this final rule is to provide economic and social stability in the fishery by preventing speculative entry into the fishery.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 41
Document Number: 05-14091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Framework Adjustment 41 (FW 41) to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). FW 41 management measures were developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to expand participation in the existing Closed Area (CA) I Hook Gear Haddock Special Access Program (SAP) to all Northeast (NE) multispecies limited access Days-at Sea (DAS) vessels fishing with hook gear. The proposed action would also modify some of the management measures currently applicable to the Georges Bank (GB) Cod Hook Sector (Sector) vessels when declared into the CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP by including modification of the season, haddock total allowable catch (TAC), and restricting vessels to fishing only inside the SAP area on trips declared into the SAP. In addition, NMFS proposes to clarify regulations pertaining to fishing in the Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock SAP Pilot Program Area. Specifically, during the time the SAP is open, eligible vessels could choose to fish in the SAP, and fish in the Eastern U.S./Canada Area west of CA II. This action is intended to mitigate the economic and social impacts resulting from Amendment 13 to the FMP and to meet the conservation and management requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
Document Number: 05-14090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the Compliance Supplement (Supplement) for 2005. The Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133 provide for the Office of Management and Budget to issue a compliance supplement to assist auditors in performing the required audits under Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. Annually, OMB works with the Federal agencies to update the program objectives, procedures and key compliance requirements which the Federal Government expects to be considered in single audits of federal programs. For 2005, the updates include new or significantly changed programs in Parts 4, those parts of the Supplement that relate to the Part 4 changes and updated appendices. The 2005 Supplement updates amend the 2004 Supplement and should be used in conjunction with the 2004 Supplement to perform audits for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2004. In summary, the 2005 Supplement updates include the following: Updated Table of Contents. Updated Parts 1 and 2. Six new programs. A re-write of 10 programs with significant changes. Two deleted programs. Updated appendices III, IV and V. A listing of minor changes for 28 programs (Appendix V). A complete list of changes from the 2004 Supplement can be found at Appendix V of the 2005 Supplement. Due to its length, the 2005 Supplement updates are not included in this notice but are available on the OMB Web site at (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a133- compliance/05/05toc.html) or in hard copy from the Government Printing Office (see ADDRESSES for information about how to obtain a copy). This notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2005 Supplement updates.
Substitute for Return
Document Number: 05-14086
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations relating to returns prepared or signed by the Commissioner or other internal revenue officers or employees under section 6020 of the Internal Revenue Code. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Substitute for Return
Document Number: 05-14085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations relating to the IRS preparing or executing returns for persons who fail to make required returns. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Classification of Certain Foreign Entities; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 05-14083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulation relating to certain business entities included on the list of foreign business entities that are always classified as corporations for Federal tax purposes.
Cytodyne, LLC, Evergood Products Corp., and Melvin Rich; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 05-14082
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 05-14081
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific Ocean perch in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 05-14080
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 Pacific Ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) in the Central Aleutian District of the BSAI.
Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 26; Atlanta, GA, Area
Document Number: 05-14075
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Grant of Authority, Establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone, Washington County, Ohio
Document Number: 05-14073
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Qualification Requirements
Document Number: 05-14072
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
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 will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning qualification requirements. This OMB clearance currently expires on September 30, 2005. 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.