Standard Review Plan (NUREG-0800), Chapter 13.0, “Conduct of Operations,” Sections 13.1.2-13.1-3, “Operating Organization,” Revision 5, and Associated NUREG-1791, “Guidance for Assessing Exemption Requests From The Nuclear Power Plant Licensed Operator Staffing Requirements Specified in 10 CFR 50.54(m),” Dated July, 2005: Availability of NUREG Documents
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is announcing the completion and availability of two NUREG documents: (1) NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan, Chapter 13.0, ``Conduct of Operations,'' Sections 13.1-2, 13.1-3, ``Operating Organization,'' Rev. 5, dated July 2005; and, (2) NUREG-1791, ``Guidance for Assessing Exemption Requests From the Nuclear Power Plant Licensed Operator Staffing Requirements Specified in 10 CFR 50.54(m),'' dated July, 2005.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletion
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List products to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete a product previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: September 25, 2005.
Procurement List; Additions and Deletion
This action adds to the Procurement List products and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List products previously furnished by such agencies.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Loan Servicing of All Three Coinsurance Programs; Section 221(d), Section 223(f), and Section 232
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Medicare Program; Conditions for Payment of Power Mobility Devices, including Power Wheelchairs and Power-Operated Vehicles
This interim final rule conforms our regulations to section 302(a)(2)(E)(iv) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173). This rule defines the term power mobility devices (PMDs) as power wheelchairs and power operated vehicles (POVs or scooters). It sets forth revised conditions for Medicare payment of PMDs and defines who may prescribe PMDs. This rule also requires a face-to-face examination of the beneficiary by the physician or treating practitioner and a PMD prescription and pertinent parts of the medical record that the durable medical equipment supplier maintains in records and makes available to CMS or its agents upon request. Finally, this rule discusses CMS' policy on documentation that may be requested by CMS or its agents to support a Medicare claim for payment, as well as the elimination of the Certificate of Medical Necessity for PMDs.
Walnuts Grown in California; Suspension of Provision Regarding Eligibility of Walnut Marketing Board Members
This rule suspends a provision of the walnut marketing order (order) pertaining to eligibility of members to serve on the Walnut Marketing Board (Board). The order regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California, and the Board is responsible for local administration of the order. This action is an interim measure to address a change in industry structure affecting cooperative marketing association related positions. This will allow the Board to continue to represent the industry's interests while the order is amended to reflect the change in industry structure. The Board unanimously recommended a suspension action by mail balloting in early July, 2005.
Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Enhanced Security Procedures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
TSA invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (FS) are extending by 60 days the public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2005 (70 FR 43349). The proposed rule would revise existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (see 48 FR 48916 as amended at 48 FR 56226 (1983)). The Order provides the requirements necessary for the approval of all proposed oil and gas exploratory, development, or service wells on all Federal and Indian (except Osage Tribe) onshore oil and gas leases, including leases where the surface is managed by the FS. It also covers approvals necessary for subsequent well operations, including abandonment. In response to public requests for additional time and because the recently enacted Energy Policy Act of 2005 impacts certain provisions of the proposed rule, the BLM and the FS are extending the comment period 60 days from the original comment period closing date of August 26, 2005. The comment period is extended to October 25, 2005, to give the public additional time to comment.
Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or ``the Board'') is publishing final regulations that adopt previously published interim regulations revising 5 CFR part 1207. These final regulations are necessary to reconcile the Board's regulations with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794, and to clarify the procedures for processing those complaints filed against the Board that allege discrimination on the basis of disability during the Board's adjudication of a related employee appeal.
State Charter School Facilities Incentive Program
The Secretary issues these proposed regulations to administer the State Charter School Facilities Incentive program. Under this program, the Department of Education (``Department'') provides competitive grants to States to help charter schools meet their need for facilities.
Entries of Antidumping and/or Countervailing Duties Destroyed September 11, 2001
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suspends the liquidation of entries of merchandise subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties (AD/CVD) until liquidation instructions are received from the Department of Commerce. Due to the extended liquidation cycle of AD/CVD entries, CBP is only now beginning to receive liquidation instructions from the Department of Commerce for many AD/CVD entries from previous years. Unfortunately, AD/CVD entry documents which were maintained by CBP at 6 World Trade Center in New York, New York, were destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. This notice announces that CBP is providing importers with the option to provide a reconstructed entry summary package to CBP for liquidation of these entries. Failure by the importer to provide a reconstructed entry summary package within the time frame described in this notice may result in liquidation by CBP of the entry, or entries, based upon the information available within the Automated Commercial System (ACS).
Endangered Species; File No. 1544
Notice is hereby given that East Coast Observers Inc., Patricia Bargo, Principal Investigator, PO Box 6192, Norfolk Virginia 23508, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) marine turtles, and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrom) for purposes of scientific research.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Waiver of Federal Preemption; Notice of Decision
EPA today, pursuant to section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b), is granting California its request for a waiver of federal preemption for its heavy-duty diesel regulations for 2007 and subsequent model year vehicles and engines (2007 California Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Standards) and related test procedures including the not-to-exceed (NTE) and supplemental steady-state tests (supplemental test procedures) to determine compliance with applicable standards. By letter dated July 16, 2004, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requested that EPA grant California a waiver of federal preemption for its 2007 California Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Standards, which primarily align California's standards and test procedures with the federal standards and test procedures for 2007 and subsequent model year vehicles and engines.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
EPA expressed environmental concerns due to potential adverse impacts to water quality, wetlands, permafrost soils and wildlife from increased snowmobile use. EPA requested that the final EIS include additional monitoring plans and contingent mitigation measures that can be used with adaptive management plans to minimize adverse impacts or unexpected outcomes. Rating EC2.
Notice: Request for Comments; National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is committed to preventing the onset and reducing the progression of mental illness, substance abuse and substance related problems among all individuals, including youth. As part of this effort, SAMHSA is expanding and refining the agency's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) so that the system serves as a leading national resource for contemporary and reliable information on the scientific basis and practicality of interventions to prevent and/or treat mental illness and substance use and abuse. NREPP represents a major agency activity within SAMHSA's Science to Service initiative. The initiative seeks to accelerate the translation of research into practice by promoting the implementation of effective, evidence-based interventions for preventing and/or treating mental disorders and substance use and abuse. Of equal measure, the initiative emphasizes the essential role of the services community in providing input and feedback to influence and better frame the research questions and activities pursued by researchers in these areas. Through SAMHSA's Science to Service initiative, the agency ultimately seeks to develop a range of tools that will facilitate evidence-based decision-making in substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, and the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. In addition to NREPP, SAMHSA is developing an informational guide of web-based resources on evidence-based interventions that will be available in 2006. SAMHSA also is exploring the feasibility of supporting a searchable web database of evidence-based information (e.g., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical guidelines) for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment providers. Such a system could reduce the lag time between the initial development and broader application of research knowledge by serving as a real-time resource to providers for ``keeping current'' in ways that will enhance their delivery of high quality, effective services. In combination, these three toolsNREPP, guide to web-based resources, and database of evidence-based informationwould provide valuable information that can be used in a variety of ways by a range of interested stakeholders. With regard to NREPP, during the past two years, SAMHSA convened a series of scientific/stakeholder panels to inform the agency's expansion of the system to include interventions in all substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention domains. These panels thoroughly assessed the existing NREPP review process and review criteria and provided comments and suggestions for refining and enhancing NREPP. As part of this expansion effort, SAMHSA also engaged a contractor to assess the NREPP process and review criteria, including how the system and criteria compare to other, similar evidence review and rating systems in the behavioral and social sciences. The cumulative results of these activities have guided efforts to refine the NREPP review process and review criteria, as well as inform the agency's plans for how such a system may be used to promote greater adoption of evidence-based interventions within typical community-based settings. This Federal Register Notice (FRN) provides an opportunity for interested parties to become familiar with and comment on SAMHSA's plans for expansion and use of NREPP.
Calculation of the Economic Benefit of Noncompliance in EPA's Civil Penalty Enforcement Cases
In a Federal Register notice issued on October 9, 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') requested comment on how it calculates the economic benefit that regulated entities obtain as a result of violating environmental requirements. EPA makes this calculation as a part of establishing an appropriate penalty for settlement purposes. The Agency's policy is that any civil penalty should at least recapture the economic benefit the violator has obtained through its unlawful actions. Because enforcement staff typically use the BEN (short for benefit) computer model to perform the economic benefit calculations, the Agency requested comments on the BEN model as well as the larger benefit recapture issues. In a subsequent Federal Register notice issued on June 18, 1999, EPA responded to the comments on the October 1996 Federal Register notice; provided advance notice of the changes EPA proposed to make to its benefit recapture approach and the BEN computer model; and requested a second round of comment of those proposed changes. This notice responds to the comments on the June 1999 notice and contains the changes EPA will implement in its benefit recapture program.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Dallas-Fort Worth Voluntary Mobile Emission Reduction Program
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Texas. This revision approves the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Voluntary Mobile Emission Reduction Program (VMEP) which is relied upon to achieve the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone in the DFW nonattainment area.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Sumas Energy 2 Electric Generating Facility
This document announces that on May 26, 2005, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of a petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit amendment (``Permit Amendment'') that EPA, Region 10 and the State of Washington's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (``EFSEC'') issued to Sumas Energy 2, Inc. (``SE2''). The Permit Amendment extends the original PSD permit (``Original Permit'') issued to SE2 for construction and operation of the SE2 electric generating facility (``Facility''). The Permit Amendment was issued pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21.
Notice of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Final Determination for Cardinal FG Company
This document announces that on March 22, 2005, the Environmental Appeals Board (``EAB'') of EPA denied review of a petition for review of a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (``PSD'') permit (``Permit'') that the State of Washington's Department of Ecology (``Ecology'') issued to Cardinal FG Company (``Cardinal'') for construction and operation of a flat glass production plant (``Facility'') near Chehalis, Washington. The Permit was issued pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21. Ecology has the authority to issue PSD permits pursuant to the ``Agreement for Partial Delegation of the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 to the State of Washington Department of Ecology,'' dated March 28, 2003 (``PSD Delegation Agreement''). The PSD Delegation Agreement was entered into pursuant to 40 CFR 52.21(u).