April 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2006-04-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2006-04-28
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Morocco
Document Number: E6-6462
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Central America and the Dominican Republic
Document Number: E6-6460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR'' or the ``Agreement'') Implementation Act.
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Australia
Document Number: E6-6456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark-to-Market) Final Regulations
Document Number: E6-6455
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) Exemption From Familial Status Prohibitions
Document Number: E6-6454
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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. This collection will allow a provider of housing intended for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older to support a claim for an exemption from liability for familial status discrimination prohibited under the Fair Housing Act, as amended by the HOPA of 1995.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central and Western Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2007-2012
Document Number: E6-6453
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Call for Information and Nominations (hereinafter referred to as ``Call'') is the initial step in a single multisale process covering all lease sales in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) planning areas included in the draft proposed 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program (see Federal Register, February 10, 2006, pages 7064-7068.) Eleven lease sales are specifically covered by this Call: six in the Central GOM and five in the Western GOM. The new configuration of the Central and Western GOM planning areas was announced in the draft proposed 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Central GOM planning area related to this Call includes portions of areas previously included in the Eastern and Western GOM planning areas. Simultaneously with this Call, MMS is preparing a multisale Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) covering the same eleven sales in the Central and Western GOM. For each of the eleven individual lease sales associated with this Call, the MMS will comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Reporting for Changes to Federal Deposit Insurance Levels on the Thrift Financial Report: Schedule DI
Document Number: E6-6452
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of 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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. Today, the Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury solicits comments on proposed changes to the Thrift Financial Report (TFR): Schedule DIConsolidated Deposit Information. The changes are in response to the increased levels of deposit insurance for retirement accounts provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (``FDIC'') Board of Directors on March 14, 2006, in final rules effective April 1, 2006, implementing certain provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, (``Reform Act'') (Pub. L. 109-171). The proposed changes to the TFR are to become effective with the September 30, 2006, report. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which OTS should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving its final approval. OTS will then submit the revisions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Fiduciary Powers of Federal Savings Associations
Document Number: E6-6451
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of 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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to revise this information collection.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Operating Fund-Stop Loss and Appeals
Document Number: E6-6450
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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.
Appraisal Subcommittee; Information Collection Revision Submitted for OMB Review
Document Number: E6-6449
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (``ASC'') has sent to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') the following reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Rhode Island Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-6447
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Endangered Species; File No. 1576
Document Number: E6-6446
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 800-1664
Document Number: E6-6445
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a request for a major amendment to Scientific Research Permit Number 800-1664, submitted by Dr. Randall Davis, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas, for takes of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska, has been denied.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Announcement of Initiation of a Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Request for Information
Document Number: E6-6444
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are reopening the time period for submitting information to be used during the Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the ESA. The initial deadline for submitting information was April 24, 2006. We are reopening this time period for an additional 30 days.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Ecosystem Committee will meet in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Crab Plan Team will meet at the Alaska Fishery Science Center in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-6440
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) advisory bodies will hold meetings, which are open to the public, on May 16-18, 2006. The primary purpose of the meetings is to review the current Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E6-6439
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-6438
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke in part one antidumping duty order and three countervailing duty orders.
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand
Document Number: E6-6437
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by United States Steel Corporation (petitioner) and Nucor Corporation (Nucor), a domestic interested party, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand with respect to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (SSI) and Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd. (NSM).\1\ No other interested party requested a review with respect to SSI. The period of review is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. On March 22, 2006, petitioner and Nucor withdrew their request for an administrative review of SSI. Accordingly, the Department is now rescinding the administrative review of SSI, while continuing the review with respect to NSM.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from The People's Republic of China: Notice of Decision of the Court of International Trade Not in Harmony
Document Number: E6-6434
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 8, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'') sustained the final remand determination made by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the Court's remand of the scope of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Vertex International, Inc., v. United States, Ct. No. 05-00272, Slip Op. 06-35 (Ct. Int'l Trade March 8, 2006) (``Vertex II''). This case arises out of the Department's Antidumping Duty Order on Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004) (``Order''). The final judgment in this case was not in harmony with the Department's February 2005 Final Scope Ruling.
National Council on the Humanities, 154th Meeting
Document Number: E6-6433
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Precursors to Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-6432
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 28, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation of Aurora, Illinois. A supplement to the complaint was filed on April 13, 2006. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain chemical mechanical planarization slurries and precursors to same by reason of infringement of claims 20, 22, 38, and 48 of U.S. Patent No. 5,958,288, claims 11, 18, 19, and 25 of U.S. Patent No. 5,980,773, and claims 8, 12, and 17 of U.S. Patent No. 6,068,787. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: E6-6431
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period May 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register November 7, 2005 covered the period November 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E6-6430
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to water and air quality. In particular, acid generation from highly mineralized rock which has the potential to produce acid drainage impacting wetlands and aquatic life. Rating EC1.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-6429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Air Quality Management Subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E6-6428
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the CAAAC on November 19, 1990, to provide independent advice and counsel to EPA on policy issues associated with implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1990. The Committee advises on economic, environmental, technical, scientific, and enforcement policy issues. Open Meeting Notice: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(a)(2), notice is hereby given that the Air Quality Management subcommittee to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee will hold its next open meeting on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2006 from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1101 Slater Road Suite 200, Durham, North Carolina. Any member of the public who wishes to submit written or brief oral comments; or who wants further information concerning this meeting should follow the procedures outlined in the section below titled ``Providing Oral or Written Comments at this Meeting.'' Seating will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. In order to insure copies of printed materials are available, members of the public wishing to attend this meeting are encouraged to contact Mr. Jeffrey Whitlow, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA (919) 541-5523, Fax (919) 685-3307 or by mail at U.S. EPA, Office of Quality Planning and Standards (Mail code C 301-04), 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 or by e-mail at: whitlow.jeff@epa.gov by noon Eastern Time on January 19, 2006. For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodation of a disability, please contact Mr. Whitlow, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. Inspection of Committee Documents: The subcommittee agenda and any documents prepared for the meeting will be sent to participants via e- mail prior to the start of the meeting. Thereafter, these documents, together with the meeting minutes, will be available by contacting the Office of Air and Radiation Docket and requesting information under docket OAR-2004-0075 and can be found on the CAAAC Web site: http:// www.epa.gov/air/caaac. The Docket office can be reached by telephoning (202) 260-7548; FAX (202) 260-4400.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-6425
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: National Mediation Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Director, Office of Administration, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Railroad Grade Crossing Safety; Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-6424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA withdraws a July 30, 1998, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would have prohibited the driver of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from driving onto a highway-railroad grade crossing without sufficient space to drive completely through the crossing without stopping. The NPRM was issued in response to section 112 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994. After careful analysis and review of the comments, FMCSA has concluded that the NPRM gave a misleading impression of the statutory mandate and the cost and complexity of complying with an implementing regulation. FMCSA is therefore withdrawing the 1998 NPRM in order to eliminate the confusion associated with this rulemaking. The agency, however, will issue a simpler and more clearly written new NPRM addressing the requirements of section 112.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E6-6423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. James E. Hofferberth asking the agency to take a variety of steps related to incorporating dummies representing three-year-old, six-year- old and ten-year-old children and 95th percentile adult males into the agency's frontal crash test programs.
Shift Cage Requirements
Document Number: E6-6421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations concerning the handling of animals to require that shift cages be used for handling certain species. One of the largest risk factors for animal escape and employee and animal injury occurs when it is necessary to move, or shift, certain animals between enclosures. Requiring shift cages for certain species would mitigate the risk of injuries to people and animals as well as ensure safe transport of animals between enclosures and exhibits.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-6420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to do flight checks of the rigging of the engine and propeller systems. This proposed AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data-driven approach to evaluate the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary for their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct improper adjustment of the flight idle fuel flow setting. This condition, if uncorrected, could result in degraded performance and poor handling qualities with consequent loss of control of the airplane in certain situations.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-6419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to incorporate power assurance charts into the Limitations Section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), inspect the engine torque indication system, and recalibrate the torque pressure transducers as required. This proposed AD results from a recent safety evaluation that used a data-driven approach to analyze the design, operation, and maintenance of the MU-2B series airplanes in order to determine their safety and define what steps, if any, are necessary for their safe operation. Part of that evaluation was the identification of unsafe conditions that exist or could develop on the affected type design airplanes. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct torque transducers that are out of calibration. The above issue, if uncorrected, could result in degraded performance and poor handling qualities with consequent loss of control of the airplane in certain situations.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare
Document Number: E6-6418
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research facilities, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: E6-6416
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. Patent application 60/762,561: ANTI-BALLISTIC COMPOSITE STRUCTURE FOR ORDNANCE, a thin and lightweight anti-ballistic composite structure capable of stopping a 0.50 caliber armor-piercing bullet. Patent application 11/326,674: IMPROVED EXOTHERMIC ROD IGNITER, a waterproof, non-battery operated rod igniter with marked reliability and longer shelf life. Patent application 11/229,443: DRIFT TUBE AMPLIFIER, amplifies extremely low current signals generated by extremely high input impedance sources. Patent application 11/314,884: MULTI- FUNCTIONAL TACTICAL CABLE REEL, a reel that allows for storage and deployment of fragile fiber optic cable with minimal man-power while protecting it from scraping and kinking. Patent application 11/254,123: TWIN MACHINE GUN MOUNT, a mount that allows for dual M240 machine guns in a single firing position. Patent application 11/392,895: QUICK RELEASE SIGHT ADAPTER, used to attach a commercial red dot sight and adjustable iron sight to a scope ring style mount and allows for quick release and exchange using a spring loaded ramped blade.