February 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2006-02-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2006-02-28
Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: E6-2854
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Request for Approval of a New Information Collection; 2005 Section 32 Hurricane Disaster Programs
Document Number: E6-2813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request a new information collection to be used in support of the 2005 Section 32 Hurricane Disaster Programs. These programs consist of the Hurricane Indemnity Program (HIP), the Feed Indemnity Program (FIP), the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), and the Tree Indemnity Program (TIP).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Negative QC Review Schedule; Status of Sample Selection and Completion
Document Number: E6-2811
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collections for the FNS-245, Negative Case Action Review Schedule and the FNS-248, Status of Sample Selection and Completion. The two forms are currently used in the Quality Control process for the Food Stamp Program. The proposed collections are revisions of collections currently approved under OMB No. 0584-0034.
Termination of Sanctions Imposed on Certain Member States of the European Communities Pursuant to Title VII of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988
Document Number: E6-2810
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The United States Trade Representative has determined to terminate sanctions imposed on certain EC Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). This determination is based on assurances from the European Communities that EC telecommunications operators are no longer subject to discriminatory requirements, and that purchasing by EC telecommunications operators are now based solely on commercial considerations, not EC procurement rules. The termination of sanctions is effective on March 1, 2006.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-State Educational Agencies
Document Number: E6-2808
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students proposes a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages in kindergarten through twelfth grade during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to increase the number of State educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: E6-2806
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, proposes a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages within kindergarten through grade twelve during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to increase the number of local educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.
Office of Environmental Information; Announcement of Availability and Comment Period for Well Information Draft Data Standard
Document Number: E6-2802
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of availability for a 45 day review and comment period is hereby given for the Draft Well Information Data Standard. The Draft Well Information Data Standard describes data elements and data groupings that are used to exchange information about wells and is a supplement to the ESAR: Monitoring Location [EX000003.1] Data Standard when well information is being exchanged. It includes information about well ownership, location, use, construction, and where samples or measurements are made. The user may find that the information here can be very detailed, however, it should be noted that it provides structure for those data that are available and there is need to exchange. States and U.S. EPA completed a technical review of this standard in the Fall of 2005.
Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities Located in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet (AKG-31-5000)
Document Number: E6-2800
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Regional Administrator of Region 10 today proposes to reissue the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Facilities in State and Federal Waters in Cook Inlet (No. AKG-31-5000). As proposed, the permit would authorize discharges from exploration, development, and production platforms and related facilities that are included in the Coastal and Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category as authorized by section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act), 33 U.S.C. 1342.
Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants
Document Number: E6-2799
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is announcing the availability of a final document, ``Air Quality Criteria for Ozone and Related Photochemical Oxidants (Final),'' Volumes I, II, and III, EPA 600/R-05/004aF-cF.
In the Matter of Certain Tissue Converting Machinery, Including Rewinders, Tail Sealers, Trim Removers, and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-2797
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting complainants'' motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation in the above-captioned investigation.
In the Matter of Certain Tissue Converting Machinery, Including Rewinders, Tail Sealers, Trim Removers, and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Adding a Complainant and Amending the Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-2796
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') adding Fabio Perini S.p.A. as a complainant and amending the notice of investigation in the above-captioned investigation accordingly.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-2795
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-2794
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews: Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E6-2793
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 11, 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') affirmed the ruling of the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT''), sustaining the final results of administrative reviews issued by the Department of Commerce (the Department) on September 12, 2002, and the Department's February 6, 2003 remand redetermination. Because all litigation in this matter has concluded, we are correcting certain ministerial errors identified during a court remand redetermination. The period of review (``POR'') for these administrative reviews is February 1, 2000, through January 31, 2001.
Notice of Issuance of Materials License Snm-2513 for the Private Fuel Storage Facility
Document Number: E6-2792
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Private Fuel Storage, Limited Liability Company, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: E6-2782
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Hylsa Puebla, S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa Puebla) and Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas las Truchas S.A. (SICARTSA), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. This review covers imports of subject merchandise from Hysla Puebla and SICARTSA, for the period of review (POR) October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005. On December 27, 2005, Hysla Puebla withdrew its request for an administrative review and on January 24, 2006, SICARTSA withdrew its request for an administrative review. No other parties requested a review. The Department is now rescinding this administrative review.
Low Enriched Uranium From Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Intent To Revoke the Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-2781
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting administrative reviews of the countervailing duty (CVD) orders on low enriched uranium (LEU) from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK) for the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. For information on the net subsidy for the reviewed companies, please see the ``Preliminary Results of Reviews'' section of this notice. In addition, we preliminarily determine that the Governments of Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK have met the requirements for revocation of these CVD orders. For further information, please refer to the ``Revocation of the Orders'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-2779
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Ecosystems Committee, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-2778
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-2777
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Trawl Individual Quota Independent Experts Panel (IEP) will hold a working meeting which is open to the public.
Announcement of Residential Fire Suppression Research Needs Workshop
Document Number: E6-2776
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a one-day Residential Fire Suppression Research Needs Workshop. The Workshop will provide a forum to discuss test methods, technologies, and R&D that can significantly improve residential fire protection through the development of science- based methods that test the performance of fire suppression technology with emphasis on residential kitchen applications. The Workshop program will include experts from the standards, hardware manufacturer, testing and fire service communities, and those doing research on fire suppression, speaking on today's fire safety challenges. The workshop will be held April 11, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal of the workshop is to identify barriers that impede advances in the application of localized suppression systems in residences. In this regard, the Workshop will explore: Residential Fire Trends Developments in Suppression System Technologies Characterization of the Performance of Suppression Systems The Role of Federal Agencies and Standards Committees Opportunities for Collaboration We expect this workshop to provide a strong foundation for follow- on efforts among government agencies, industry, and academia to Identify/define research needs on Residential Fire Suppression Develop performance standards Demonstrate performance metrics Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to 45 registered participants. Participants will be registered on a first come first serve basis. Attendees must pre-register; there will be no same-day registrations.
Notice of Intent To Establish the NIST Nucleic Acid Sequence Library
Document Number: E6-2775
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is collecting nucleic acid sequences, which have been dedicated to the public domain, in order to form a library of sequences suitable for the preparation of RNA reference materials. These reference materials are intended to act as external RNA controls in gene expression assays. It is expected that there will be commercial products based upon this sequence library. Development of these reference materials is being done in conjunction with the External RNA Control Consortium (ERCC), an ad hoc international consortium of approximately 70 organizations from the public, private, and academic sectors.
Importation of Nursery Stock
Document Number: E6-2773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would make several changes to the nursery stock regulations. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Order Vacating Authorizations
Document Number: E6-2771
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy
DOE is vacating unused natural gas import and export authorizations.
United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins
Document Number: E6-2770
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), prior to undertaking research and other work associated with revising official grade standards, is soliciting comments on the petition to change the United States Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins. AMS received a petition from the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) requesting that USDA revise the current grade standards to add to and also modify the wording for ``TYPE ISeedless Raisins. The petitioner believes that revising the standards will provide for common language presently used by the industry.
United States Standards for Grades of Bunched Italian Sprouting Broccoli
Document Number: E6-2769
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is soliciting comments on its proposal to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Bunched Italian Sprouting Broccoli. At a 2003 meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable standards for usefulness in serving the industry. The current U.S. grade standards do not have provisions for grading broccoli crowns and florets. The proposed revisions will allow crowns and florets to be certified to a United States grade.
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board; Regular Meeting
Document Number: E6-2768
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-2765
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Amendment (Title 8 of the Tribal Code) to Omaha Tribe's Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: E6-2764
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe's Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Omaha Tribe's Reservation. The Reservation is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Omaha Tribe's Indian Reservation. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the community's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E6-2763
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-2762
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-2761
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-2760
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) will meet March 10, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 Helicopters
Document Number: E6-2759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, C, D, and D1 helicopters that have a Geneva Aviation, Inc. (Geneva) P132 console (console) installed. This proposal would require installing right and left side Geneva cyclic control sticks and modifying the cyclic grips and the co-pilot cyclic stand (receptacle). This proposal is prompted by reports that pilots had restricted cyclic stick travel when using Eurocopter factory-installed cyclic sticks in a helicopter that has been modified in accordance with a certain Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Geneva P132 console. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to prevent restricting full lateral movement of the cyclic control during high lateral center of gravity (CG) load operations in high cross winds and during slope takeoffs or landings, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Document Number: E6-2758
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Larry M. Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on ``regional economic and security impacts.'' The mandate specifically charges the Commission to evaluate ``The triangular economic and security relationship among the United States, Taipei and the People's Republic of China (including the military modernization and force deployments of the People's Republic of China aimed at Taipei).'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will be holding a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 16-17, 2006.