September 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2005-09-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2005-09-30
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E5-5339
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
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-103736-00, Requirement to Maintain List of Investors in Potentially Abusive Tax Shelters.
Procurement List; Addition and Deletions
Document Number: E5-5337
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
This action adds to the Procurement List a service to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List services previously furnished by such agencies.
Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions
Document Number: E5-5336
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On Or Before: October 30, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-5332
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 74, ``Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material (SNM);'' NUREG-1065, Rev. 2, ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental Nuclear Material Control (FNMC) Plan Required for Low Enriched Uranium Facilities;'' NUREG/CR-5734, ``Recommendations to the NRC on Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Fundamental Nuclear Material Control Plan Required for Low-Enriched Uranium Enrichment Facilities;'' and NUREG-1280, Rev. 1, ``Standard Format and Content Acceptance Criteria for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Reform Amendment.'' 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Submission of the FNMC plan is a one-time requirement which has been completed by all current licensees. However, licensees may submit amendments or revisions to the plans as necessary. In addition, specified inventory and material status reports are required annually or semi-annually. Other reports are submitted as events occur. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed under 10 CFR part 70 who possess and use certain forms and quantities of SNM. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 134. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 22. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 9064 (1,269 hours for reporting and 7,795 hours for recordkeeping (an average of 53 hours per response and 71 hours annually for each of 110 recordkeepers). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A . 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 74 establishes requirements for material control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based regulations for licensees authorized to possess, use, and produce strategic special nuclear material, and special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance and low strategic significance. The information is used by NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material control and accounting of special nuclear material and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the requirements. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC World Wide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 31, 2005. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date: John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0123), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Public Housing Capital Fund Financing
Document Number: E5-5323
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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. The information is required to ensure PHAs appropriately disburse and utilize the funds provided for modernization and new construction of Public Housing including, Mixed Finance and Capital Fund Financing. This is a consolidation of a number of information collections.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Regulation of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Document Number: E5-5322
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Notice of FHA Debenture Call
Document Number: E5-5321
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces a debenture recall of certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) debentures, in accordance with authority provided in the National Housing Act.
Damage Prevention Program
Document Number: 05-55512
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
Powered Industrial Trucks
Document Number: 05-55511
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 05-19786
Type: Administrative Order
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Presidential Documents
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Correction
Document Number: 05-19762
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This document corrects typographical and technical errors that appeared in the August 4, 2005 Federal Register, entitled ``Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2006.''
Draft Guidance for Industry on Using Electronic Means to Distribute Certain Product Information; Availability
Document Number: 05-19731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Using Electronic Means to Distribute Certain Product Information,'' dated September 2005. The draft guidance explains that persons can distribute certain product information, such as for recalls and drug safety, by electronic means. We encourage the use of electronic communications for conveying all such important product safety information. We are making clear in this draft guidance that manufacturers may disseminate communications by e-mail or other electronic methods.
Shipping; Technical, Organizational and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 05-19723
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping and transportation regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of Existing Collection; Comment Request.
Document Number: 05-19720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Environmental Education; Environmental Education Grants Program Solicitation Notice for 2006 Announcement Type: New Announcement
Document Number: 05-19708
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Provide a one page overview of your entire project in the following format; pages in excess of one will not be reviewed. (a) Organization: Briefly describe: (1) Your organization, and (2) list your key partners for this grant, if applicable. Partnerships are encouraged and considered to be a major factor in the success of projects. Full details about your organization and staff will be an appendix. (b) Summary Statement: Provide an overview of your project that explains the concept and your goals and objectives. This should be a basic explanation in layman's terms to provide a reviewer with an understanding of the purpose and expected outcomes of your educational project. If a person unfamiliar with your project reads this paragraph and cannot grasp your basic concept, then you have not achieved what is requested here. (c) Educational Priority: Identify which priority listed in Section I you will address, such as education reform or teaching skills. Proposals may address more than one educational priority for the same project; however, EPA cautions against losing focus on projects. Evaluation panels often select projects with a clearly defined purpose, rather than projects that attempt to address multiple priorities at the expense of a quality outcome. (d) Delivery Method: Explain how you will reach your audience, such as workshops, conferences, field trips, interactive programs, etc. (e) Audience: Describe the demographics of your target audience including the number and types you expect to reach, such as teachers and/or students and specific grade levels, health care providers, the general public, etc. (f) Costs: List the types of activities on which you will spend the EPA portion of the grant funds. (2) Project Description: Describe precisely what your project will achievewhy, who, when, how, and with what. Explain each aspect of your proposal clearly and address each topic below. If you choose to reorder the following paragraphs, include the headings below or you risk the possibility of information being overlooked when the project is scored. Please address all of the following to ensure that grant reviewers can fully comprehend and score your project correctly. (a) Why: (i) Explain the purpose of your project and how it will address an educational priority listed in Section I, such as teaching skills. (ii) Identify your environmental issue, such as energy conservation, clean air or water, ecosystem protection, or cross- cutting topics. Explain the importance to your community, state, or Region. If the project has the potential for wide application, and/or can serve as a model for use in other locations with a similar audience, explain how. (iii) Stewardship: Explain how your project will increase environmental stewardship as defined in Section I. (b) Who: Explain who will manage and conduct the project; also identify the target audience, the number to be trained, and demonstrate an understanding of the needs of that audience. Important: Explain your recruitment plan to attract your target audience, and clarify any incentives used such as stipends and continuing education credits. (c) How: Explain your strategy, objectives (outputs and outcomes), activities, and delivery methods to establish that you have realistic goals and objectives and will use effective methods to achieve them. Clarify for the reviewers how you will complete all basic steps from beginning to end. Do not omit steps that lead up to or follow the actual delivery methods; e.g., if you plan to make a presentation about your project at a local or national conference, specify where. (d) With What: Demonstrate that the project uses or produces quality educational products or methods that teach critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Please note the following restrictions on the development of educational materials.
Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-19706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. This meeting is open to the general public.
Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2004 Implementation; Regulatory Revision
Document Number: 05-19705
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
On August 11, 2005, the Economic Development Administration (``EDA'') published an interim final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule delays the effective date of certain provisions in the interim final rule from October 1, 2005 until November 14, 2005. This final rule also extends the deadline for submitting public comments on the interim final rule from October 11, 2005 until November 14, 2005. The delay in effective date and the extension of the public comment period are necessary to provide additional time for the submission of public comments and to allow for EDA's additional consideration of matters pertaining to the effective implementation of the interim final rule. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this final rule have the meanings ascribed to them in the interim final rule.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 05-19704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting; Agenda for board of Directors' Meeting
Document Number: 05-19702
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Inter-American Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19698
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of NUREG-1800, Revision 1, “Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants,” NUREG-1801, Revision 1, “Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,” and NUREG-1832, “Analysis of Public Comments on the Revised License Renewal Guidance Documents”
Document Number: 05-19680
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1800, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants,'' Revision 1 and NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' Revision 1. These documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing the license renewal rule, as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for license renewal. The draft versions of these documents were issued for public comment on February 1, 2005 (70 FR 5254). The NRC staff assessment of public comments is being issued as NUREG-1832, ``Analysis of Public Comments on the Revised License Renewal Guidance Documents.''
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19656
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
State Plans for the Development and Enforcement of State Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-19648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements associated with its regulations and program regarding State Plans for the development and enforcement of state standards (29 CFR 1902, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956).
Public Land Order No. 7646; Revocation of Coal Classification Withdrawals; NM
Document Number: 05-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes 7 Executive Orders in their entireties as to approximately 512,380 acres withdrawn for coal classification purposes. This order opens the lands to surface entry and nonmetalliferous mining.
Public Land Order No. 7645; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 2051; New Mexico
Document Number: 05-19645
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes a Public Land Order insofar as if affects 40.16 acres of public land withdrawn for use by the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now New Mexico State University, for research purposes in connection with Federal programs.
The Argo Project: Global Ocean Observations for Understanding and Prediction of Climate Variability
Document Number: 05-19644
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), on behalf of the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP), is entertaining preliminary proposals (Letters of Intent) and subsequently full proposals for sustaining (e.g., deployment, data management, technology infusion) the U.S. contribution to the global Argo array of profiling floats and develop the technology, principles and protocols to transition Argo to pre-operational status. It is expected that approximately $9,200,000 annually will be available for the project.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Darwin”
Document Number: 05-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 [79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459], Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 [112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.], Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999 [64 FR 56014], Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 [64 FR 57920], as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``Darwin,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign lenders. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, from on or about November 15, 2005, to on or about May 29, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Document Number: 05-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR Parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA'') (22 U.S.C. 2778).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-19640
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Write-Your-Own (WYO) Program. OMB Number: 1660-0020. Abstract: Under the Write Your Own (WYO) Program, private sector insurance companies may offer flood insurance to eligible property owners. The Federal Government is guarantor of flood insurance coverage for WYO companies, issued under the WYO arrangements. In order to maintain adequate financial control over Federal funds, the NFIP requires that WYO companies submit a monthly financial report. The NFIP examines the data to ensure that policyholders funds are accounted for and appropriately expended. Affected Public: Business or Other For-Profit. Number of Respondents: 97. Estimated Time per Respondent: .59 hours (35 minutes). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 687. Frequency of Response: 12. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or facsimile number (202) 395-7285. Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-19639
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has submitted the following proposed information collection to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This submission adds complete details on a mail survey to be administered in the Newport, IN site. Title: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: OMB 1660-0057. Abstract: Consistent with performance measurement requirements set forth by the Government Performance Results Act, the Chemical Stockpile Preparedness Program (CSEPP) will continue collecting data from state, local and tribal governments, individuals, and businesses residing in immediate or surrounding areas of eight chemical stockpile sites. The study will: assess outreach program effectiveness, measure/monitor customer satisfaction, and identify weaknesses and strengths of individual sites. Affected Public: Individuals (residents), Businesses, State, local, and Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 7,757 residents, businesses and government officials. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,910. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to: Desk Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, facsimile number (202) 395-7285 within 30 days of the date of this notice.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 05-19637
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 05-19636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-3254-EM), dated September 14, 2005, and related determinations.
Rhode Island; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-19635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Rhode Island (FEMA-3255-EM), dated September 19, 2005, and related determinations.
Alabama; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-19634
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1605-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-19633
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1604-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-19632
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1604-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Maine; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-19631
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA-1591-DR), dated June 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Texas; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-19630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Texas (FEMA-3261-EM), dated September 21, 2005, and related determinations.