Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement, 41242-41243 [05-14090]

Download as PDF 41242 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices accept additional waste streams and treat waste using additional technologies. In order to do so, Conditions 1 and 5 of the Order would need to be revised. Alternatives to the Proposed Action The only alternative to the proposed action that the NRC staff considered was the no-action alternative. Under the noaction alternative, the Order would not be revised. Affected Environment The NRC staff has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) (NUREG–1476; August 1993), EAs, and SERs for its previous actions. The affected environment for the Envirocare site is described in detail in NUREG– 1476. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives No-Action Alternative: For the noaction alternative, the environmental impacts would be the same as those evaluated in the EAs that support the May 21, 1999, Order (64 FR 26463, May 14, 1999), the January 30, 2003, modification of the Order (68 FR 3281, January 23, 2003), and the December 29, 2003, modification of the Order (68 FR 59645, October 16, 2003). The regulations regarding SNM possession in 10 CFR part 150 set mass limits whereby a licensee is exempted from the licensing requirements of 10 CFR part 70 and can be regulated by an Agreement State. The licensing requirements in 10 CFR part 70 apply to persons possessing greater than critical mass quantities (as defined in 10 CFR 150.11). The principal emphasis of 10 CFR part 70 is criticality safety and safeguarding SNM against diversion or sabotage. The NRC staff considers that criticality safety can be maintained by relying on concentration limits, under the specified conditions. These concentration limits are considered an alternative definition of quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass to the weight limits in 10 CFR 150.11, thereby assuring the same level of protection. The 1999 and the two 2003 EAs concluded that issuance of the Order would have no significant radiological or non-radiological environmental impacts. Proposed Action: For the proposed action, the environmental impacts are not expected to be significant. Effluent releases and potential doses to the public are regulated by the State of Utah and are not anticipated to change as a result of this revision. The NRC staff previously determined in the 1999 EA that there would be no significant VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 radiological or non-radiological impacts resulting from the proposed limits of uranium and plutonium. In addition, these revisions to the Order are not expected to significantly change environmental impacts from current operations at Envirocare. For Envirocare, the changes to the limits will allow the site to accept new waste streams, which may increase the number of waste shipments to the site. It is estimated that this may result in approximately 100 additional shipments per year to the site, which equates to about two shipments per week. It is not expected that the small increase in shipments would have a significant environmental impact to the local area. In addition, it is not expected that Envirocares’s use of the new waste processing technologies would have significant environmental impacts. These technologies would be used in treating and stabilizing waste containing SNM, and any effluents from these processes would be collected and managed to prevent release. As stated previously, potential radiological doses are not anticipated to change as a result of the use of these new technologies. Conclusion Based on its review, the NRC staff finds that the environmental impacts from the proposed action and the noaction alternative are similar. Since the proposed action will not significantly impact the quality of the human environment, the NRC staff concludes that the proposed action is the preferred alternative. Agencies and Persons Consulted Officials from the State of Utah, Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control were contacted about this EA for the proposed action and had no comments. Because the proposed action is not expected to have any impact on threatened or endangered species or historic resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Utah Historic Preservation Officer were not contacted. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, The NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for amendment and supporting documentation, will be available PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.NRC.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: Envirocare’s June 8, 2003, request (ADAMS Accession No. ML031950334) and the NRC staff’s June 2005 SER (ADAMS Accession No. ML041190003). If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, (301) 415– 4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of July, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Scott C. Flanders, Deputy Director, Environmental & Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 05–14026 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A–133 Compliance Supplement Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice of availability of the 2005 Circular A–133 Compliance Supplement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 NonProfit Organizations. Annually, OMB works with the Federal agencies to update the program objectives, procedures and key compliance requirements which the Federal E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Notices 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. The 2005 Supplement will apply to audits performed under OMB Circular A–133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2004 and amends the 2004 Supplement. All comments on the 2005 Supplement must be in writing and received by October 30, 2005. Late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Copies of the 2005 Supplement updates may be purchased at any Government Printing Office (GPO) bookstore. The main GPO bookstore is located at 710 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20401, (202) 512–0132. A copy may also be obtained under the ‘‘Grants Management’’ heading from the OMB home page on the Internet, which is located at http://www.omb.gov/, and then select ‘‘Circulars—Audit Requirements—A–133.’’ Due to potential delays in OMB’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. Electronic mail comments may be submitted to Hai_M._Tran@omb.eop.gov. Please include ‘‘A–133 Compliance Supplement Updates-2005’’ in the subject line and the full body of your comments in the text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to 202–395– 3952. Comments may be mailed to Gilbert Tran, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Recipients should contact their cognizant or oversight agency for audit, or Federal awarding agency, as appropriate under the circumstances. Subrecipients should contact their passthrough entity. Federal agencies should contact Gilbert Tran, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial Management, telephone (202) 395–3052. Linda M. Combs, Controller. [FR Doc. 05–14090 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:11 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and Purpose of information collection: Annual Earnings PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41243 Questionnaire for Annuitants in Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment; OMB 3220–0179. Under section 2(e)(3) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), an annuity is not payable for any month in which a beneficiary works for a railroad. In addition, an annuity is reduced for any month in which the beneficiary works for an employer other than a railroad employer and earns more than a prescribed amount. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, the Tier II portion of the regular annuity and any supplemental annuity must be reduced by one dollar for each two dollars of Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment (LPE) earnings for each month of such service. However, the reduction cannot exceed fifty percent of the Tier II and supplemental annuity amount for the month to which such deductions apply. LPE generally refers to an annuitant’s last employment with a non-railroad person, company, or institution prior to retirement which was performed whether at the same time of, or after an annuitant stopped railroad employment. The collection obtains earnings information needed by the RRB to determine if possible reductions in annuities because of Last Pre-Retirement Non-Railroad Employment Earnings (LPE) are in order. The RRB utilizes Form G–19L to obtain LPE earnings information from annuitants. Companion Form G–19L.1, which serves as an instruction sheet and contains the Paperwork Reduction/ Privacy Act Notice for the collection accompanies each Form G–19L sent to an annuitant. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to retain a benefit. The RRB proposes a minor non-burden impacting editorial change to Form G–19L for clarification purposes. The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows: Estimated number of responses: 300. Estimated completion time per response: 15 minutes. Estimated annual burden hours: 75. Additonal Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 136 (Monday, July 18, 2005)]
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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 
Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement

AGENCY: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and 
Budget.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the 2005 Circular A-133 Compliance 
Supplement.

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SUMMARY: 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

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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.

DATES: The 2005 Supplement will apply to audits performed under OMB 
Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 
Organizations, for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2004 and 
amends the 2004 Supplement. All comments on the 2005 Supplement must be 
in writing and received by October 30, 2005. Late comments will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the 2005 Supplement updates may be purchased at 
any Government Printing Office (GPO) bookstore. The main GPO bookstore 
is located at 710 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20401, 
(202) 512-0132. A copy may also be obtained under the ``Grants 
Management'' heading from the OMB home page on the Internet, which is 
located at http://www.omb.gov/, and then select ``Circulars--Audit 
Requirements--A-133.''
    Due to potential delays in OMB's receipt and processing of mail 
sent through the U.S. Postal Service, we encourage respondents to 
submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot 
guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment 
closing date.
    Electronic mail comments may be submitted to Hai--M.--
Tran@omb.eop.gov. Please include ``A-133 Compliance Supplement Updates-
2005'' in the subject line and the full body of your comments in the 
text of the electronic message and as an attachment. Please include 
your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and 
e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be 
submitted via facsimile to 202-395-3952.
    Comments may be mailed to Gilbert Tran, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025, New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Recipients should contact their 
cognizant or oversight agency for audit, or Federal awarding agency, as 
appropriate under the circumstances. Subrecipients should contact their 
pass-through entity. Federal agencies should contact Gilbert Tran, 
Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, telephone (202) 395-3052.

Linda M. Combs,
Controller.
[FR Doc. 05-14090 Filed 7-15-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3110-01-P