Procurement List; Proposed Addition
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a product to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must be Received on or Before: August 21, 2005.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletions
This action adds to the Procurement List a product and a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List a service previously furnished by such agencies.
Pesticides; Procedural Regulations for Registration Review; Notice of Public Meeting
EPA is convening two public information sessions to explain the provisions of its recently published proposed rule establishing procedural regulations for registration review in 40 CFR part 155, subpart C. These meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Consider Bases Not Included on the List of Bases Recommended by the Secretary of Defense for Closure or Realignment
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-510), as amended (Base Closure Act), authorizes the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (Commission) to consider the closure or realignment of bases not recommended for such action by the Secretary of Defense (Secretary), or to increase the extent of realignment of bases recommended for realignment by the Secretary. Section 2903 of the Base Closure Act requires the Commission to notify the public of a decision to add a base to the list recommended by the Secretary for consideration by publication in the Federal Register not less than 45 days prior to transmitting the Commission's report to the President. This notice is provided to meet that requirement. The proposed changes to the list recommended by the Secretary are described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines (Formerly Textron Lycoming) AEIO-360, IO-360, O-360, LIO-360, LO-360, AEIO-540, IO-540, O-540, and TIO-540 Series Reciprocating Engines
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming) AEIO-360, IO- 360, O-360, LIO-360, LO-360, AEIO-540, IO-540, O-540, and TIO-540 series reciprocating engines rated at 300 horsepower (HP) or lower. This proposed AD would require replacing certain crankshafts. This proposed AD results from reports of 12 crankshaft failures in Lycoming 360 and 540 series engines rated at 300 HP or lower. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the crankshaft, which could result in total engine power loss, in-flight engine failure, and possible loss of the aircraft.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns with potential adverse impacts from increased access to the top of the plateau, to Colorado Cutthroat from sedimentation from new roads, fragmentation of critical winter habitat for mule deer, and reduction of areas with wilderness characteristics, and recommended that the Final EIS include mitigation measures identified in the analysis to reduce these impacts. Rating EC2.
Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Idaho applied to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). On May 16, 2005, EPA published a proposed rule to authorize the changes and opened a public comment period. The comment period closed on June 15, 2005. EPA has decided that these revisions to the Idaho hazardous waste management program satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing these revisions to Idaho's authorized hazardous waste management program in today's final rule.
Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177).
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Board of Veterans' Appeal (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to CellCyte Genetics, Inc., PO Box 493, Kirkland, WA 98083 USA an exclusive license to practice the following patent applications: U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/364,498 filed March 15, 2002, entitled ``Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs''; U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/388,964 filed March 14, 2003, entitled ``Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs''; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07834 filed March 13, 2003, entitled ``Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs''; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07934 filed March 13, 2003, entitled ``Methods and Compositions Using Cellular Asialodeterminants and Glycoconjugates for Targeting Cells to Tissues and Organs''; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/32602 filed October 10, 2003 entitled ``Detection/Localization and Staging of Tumors Using Labeled Activated Lymphocytes Directed to a Tumor Specific Epitope'' and International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07836 filed March 14, 2003, entitled ``Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs''.
Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant Global Therapy Monitoring LLC, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 USA an exclusive license to practice the following patent applications: U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/547,052 filed February 25, 2004, entitled ``Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Bladder Cancer''; U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/532,889 filed December 30, 2003, entitled ``Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) as a Marker for Urological Inflammatory Disease''; U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/644,797 filed on August 21, 2003, and International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US04/05288 filed on February 24, 2004, entitled ``Serum Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) as a Marker for Prostate Cancer.''
VA Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Program Report
In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) (42 U.S.C. 13211-13219) as amended by the Energy Conservation Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-388), the Department of Veterans Affairs' annual alternative fuel reports are available on the following Department of Veterans Affairs Web site: http://www.va.gov/ afv.
Telecommunications (Training Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in its Standard on Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 1910.268(c)).
Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)).
Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Inorganic Arsenic Standard.
National Drinking Water Advisory Council Request for Nominations for the Working Group on Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) is announcing the formation of a Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council on the Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule (WGPE) and soliciting all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a one-year term. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership on the working group. Background: The Lead and Copper Rule requires systems that exceed the action level to complete a number of steps, which include delivering public education to alert the public of the problem and provide information on steps customers can take to reduce their risk. In order to ensure ``at risk populations'' are receiving the necessary information to protect themselves from exposure to lead, EPA is reviewing the public education requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule. EPA believes that public information is an important component of drinking water protection because it allows consumers to make informed public health decisions. The National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.), provides practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, and policies related to the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. On June 1, 2005, the NDWAC voted on and approved the formation of a Working Group (WGPE) to provide recommendations on the Public Education Requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule. After WGPE completes their charge, they will make recommendations to the full NDWAC. The full NDWAC will, in turn, make appropriate recommendations to EPA. For a general description of the WGPE charge, the criteria for selecting WGPE members, and the specific directions for submitting WGPE member nominations, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Defense Business Board; Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting
The Defense Business Board (DBB) will meet in open session on Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Pentagon, Washington, DC from 8:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. The mission of the DBB is to advise the Secretary of Defense on effective strategies for implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will deliberate on their findings and recommendations related to: Key Prior DBB Recommendations and Proposed Metrics to Coincide with Business Transformation Priorities; Healthcare for Military Retirees; Performance-Based Management; and Military Postal Service.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The new title of this information collection request (ICR) is titled ``30 CFR PART 206PRODUCT VALUATION, subpart CFederal Oil and subpart DFederal Gas (Form MMS-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation).'' We changed the title of this information collection request (ICR) to clarify the regulatory language we are covering under 30 CFR part 206, and to incorporate relevant portions of three previous ICRs. The three ICRs, now consolidated into this ICR, were previously titled: 1010-0095: 30 CFR Part 206Product Valuation (Request to Exceed Transportation and Processing Allowance Limitation), subpart B Indian Oil, Sec. 206.54(b)(2); subpart CFederal Oil, Sec. 206.109(c)(2); subpart DFederal Gas, Sec. Sec. 206.156(c)(3), 206.158(c)(3), and 206.158(d)(2)(i); and subpart EIndian Gas, Sec. Sec. 206.177(c)(2) and 206.177(c)(3); 1010-0136: 30 CFR 206subpart C, Federal Oil Valuation; and 1010-0157: 30 CFR 206subpart C, Federal Oil. Citations concerning Indian oil and gas, referred to in the above three ICRs, are currently covered in ICR 1010-0103.
Notice of Preliminary Results, Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Revocation of the Antidumping Duty Order in Part: Eighth Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Pasta from Italy
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Italy for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, Barilla G.e.R. Fratelli, S.p.A. (``Barilla'') (formerly Barilla Alimentare, S.p.A.), Corticella Molini e Pastifici S.p.A. and its affiliate Pasta Combattenti S.p.A. (collectively, ``Corticella''),\1\ Industrie Alimentare Colavita, S.p.A. and its affiliate Fusco S.r.L. (collectively, ``Indalco''),\2\ Pastificio Riscossa F.lli Mastromauro, S.r.L. (``Riscossa''), and Pastificio F.lli Pagani S.p.A. (``Pagani'') sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties equal to the difference between the export price (``EP'') or constructed export price (``CEP'') and NV.
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China; Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On January 12, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results and rescission in part of the 2002-2003 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003. We have now completed the 2002-2003 administrative review of the order. Based on comments received, we have made changes in the dumping margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. For details regarding these changes, see the section of this notice entitled ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results.'' The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific Ocean perch in the Western 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 Western Aleutian District of the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Trip Limit Reduction for Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery
NMFS reduces the trip limit for the commercial shallow-water grouper fishery in the exclusive economic zone of the Gulf of Mexico to 5,500 lb (2,500 kg) per trip. The intended effect of trip limit reduction is to moderate the rate of harvest of the available quotas and, thereby, reduce the adverse social and economic effects of derby fishing, enable more effective quota monitoring, and reduce the probability of overfishing.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Preregistration of Certain Unpublished Copyright Claims
Pursuant to the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005, the Copyright Office is proposing regulations for the preregistration of unpublished works that are being prepared for commercial distribution in classes of works that the Register of Copyrights determines have had a history of pre-release infringement.
Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy ProductsRecordkeeping (Subpart B).
Increase in Fees and Charges for Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is increasing the fees and charges for Federal voluntary egg, poultry, and rabbit grading. These fees and charges are being increased to cover the increase in salaries of Federal employees, salary increases of State employees cooperatively utilized in administering the programs, and other increased Agency costs.
Pistachios Grown in California; Establishment of Procedures for Exempting Handlers From Minimum Quality Testing
This rule establishes procedures for exempting handlers from quality requirements, including maximum limits for quality defects and minimum size, prescribed under the California pistachio marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of pistachios grown in California and is administered locally by the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee). These procedures will be used by the Committee in considering handler requests for exemptions from minimum quality testing requirements and when considering revocations of such exemptions. Additionally, this rule establishes an appeals process for handlers who have been denied an exemption or had an approved exemption revoked.
Notice of Government Owned Inventions Available for Licensing
The inventions listed below are owned in whole by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce. The inventions are available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.