May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2006-05-31-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2006-05-31
Interstate Movement of Garbage From Hawaii; Municipal Solid Waste
Document Number: E6-8455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would amend the regulations pertaining to certain garbage to provide for the interstate movement of garbage from Hawaii subject to measures designed to protect against the dissemination of plant pests into noninfested areas of the continental United States. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Qwest Petition for Clarification of Verizon Physical Collocation Discontinuance Order
Document Number: E6-8412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice of the termination of Qwest's petition for clarification of a 2003 Commission order, which granted Verizon authority to discontinue providing federally-tariffed physical collocation services pursuant to section 201 of the Communications Act. The petition for clarification has been withdrawn by the petitioner.
Reconsideration of Price Cap Performance Review for Local Exchange Carriers
Document Number: E6-8411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice of the termination of the petitions for reconsideration of a 1997 Commission order, which established a 6.5 percent productivity-based X-factor and eliminated the sharing requirements in the Commission's price cap rules. The petitions for reconsideration have been withdrawn by the petitioners.
Petition for Waiver of Section 52.33(a) of the Commission's Number Portability Rules
Document Number: E6-8409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice of the termination of the petition for waiver of section 52.33(a) of the Commission's number portability rules. The petition for waiver has been withdrawn by the petitioner.
SBC and Global Crossing Petitions for Declaratory Ruling
Document Number: E6-8408
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document provides notice of the termination of the petitions for declaratory ruling of SBC and Global Crossing. The petitions for declaratory ruling have been withdrawn by the petitioners.
Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs
Document Number: E6-8403
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory ``Federal Need Analysis Methodology'' to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2007-2008 for the student financial aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). An EFC is the amount a student and his or her family may reasonably be expected to contribute toward the student's postsecondary educational costs for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility. The Title IV programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, campus-based (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs), Federal Family Education Loan, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs (Title IV HEA Programs).
Mexican Cement Import Licensing System
Document Number: E6-8402
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) requests public comment on a proposed rule to establish a Mexican Cement Import Licensing System in accordance with the Agreement Between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce of the United States of America and the Ministry of Economy of the United Mexican States (Secretaria de Economia) on Trade in Cement (Agreement), dated March 6, 2006. This cement licensing system is intended to enable Commerce to monitor the sub-regional export limits established by the Agreement for the three year duration of the Agreement.
Inorganic Bromide; Proposed Tolerance Actions
Document Number: E6-8398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that 12 specific inorganic bromide tolerances have been reassessed and is proposing to revoke them because they are no longer needed. These twelve tolerances are for residues of inorganic bromide from pre-plant (non-food) use in or on raw agricultural commodities grown in soil fumigated with combinations of chloropicrin, methyl bromide, and propargyl bromide. Although methyl bromide is used as an agricultural pesticide, the Agency considers its application as a soil fumigant to be a non-food use because it is quickly degraded or metabolized in the soil, and subsequently incorporated into natural plant constituents.Methyl bromide is also emitted to the atmosphere. Residues of the parent compound are not likely to be found in foods as a result of prior treatment of fields. While residues of inorganic bromide may be present, these residues are indistinguishable from background because of inorganic bromide's ubiquity in the environment. In addition, the Agency has concluded that inorganic bromide residue from such use is not of risk concern and has determined those twelve tolerances to be safe. Consequently, EPA is proposing to revoke them because no tolerances are needed for those non-food uses and the Agency considers these tolerances to be reassessed. Furthermore, since methyl bromide, when applied as a pre- plant soil fumigant is a non-food use, it should be added as an entry to 40 CFR 180.2020 noting the non-food use determination. The regulatory actions proposed in this document contribute toward the Agency's tolerance reassessment requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) section 408(q), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996. By law, EPA is required by August 2006 to reassess the tolerances that were in existence on August 2, 1996. The regulatory actions proposed in this document pertain to the proposed revocation of 12 tolerances that count as tolerance reassessments toward the August 2006 review deadline.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
Document Number: E6-8394
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France
Document Number: E6-8393
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from France, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, an adequate response from respondent interested parties, and respondent interested parties' arguments regarding post-investigation privatization of Usinor, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuance or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy.
New Emergency Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Registered Traveler (RT) Pilot Program; Satisfaction and Effectiveness Measurement Data Collection Instruments
Document Number: E6-8392
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the revised Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of information collection and its expected burden.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-8390
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has received a timely request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating a review for Shanghai Strong International Trading Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Strong).
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Intent to Rescind, and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-8389
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is May 1, 2004, through April 30, 2005. This review covers imports of certain polyester staple fiber from one producer/exporter. We have preliminarily found that sales of the subject merchandise have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E6-8388
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department of Commerce also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Stainless Steel Bar from France: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-8387
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 23, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2004 - 2005 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from France. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Ugitech S.A. (Ugitech). The period of review is March 1, 2004, through February 28, 2005. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Postponement of Time Limits for New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review in Conjunction with Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-8386
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 1, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(j)(3), Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware) agreed to waive the time limits in section 351.214(i) of the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) regulations so that the Department may conduct the new shipper review of hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC), for the period December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005, concurrently with the administrative review for the same period. Therefore, we will conduct the administrative and new shipper reviews concurrently.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: E6-8385
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 13, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the final remand redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (the Department) pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final results of the 2002-2003 administrative review of certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. See Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. v. United States, 2006 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 36; Slip Op. 2006-36 (Mar. 13, 2006) (Colakoglu Remand). In this remand, the Department recalculated the margin for Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis Ticaret (collectively ``Colakoglu''), a Turkish exporter/ producer of subject merchandise, to use Colakolgu's reported ``order'' date as the U.S. date of sale. Because all litigation in this matter has now concluded, the Department is issuing its amended final results in accordance with the CIT's decision.
Announcement of Availability of Funds for Cooperative Agreement to the California Outreach Office To Strengthen Public Health Services at the California-Baja California Border
Document Number: E6-8384
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) announces that up to $335,916 in fiscal year (FY) 2006 funds is available for a cooperative agreement to the California Department of Health Services, who will work through the California Outreach Office of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, to strengthen the binational public health projects and programs along the California-Baja California border. This initiative addresses outreach and health promotion activities, evaluation and assessments, health data analysis and surveillance, Healthy Border/Healthy Gente activities, and programmatic and administrative support to the members and staff of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. The budget period will be one year with a project period of five years for a total of $335,916 (including indirect costs). Funding for the cooperative agreement is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-8383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Posting in Final Form of Three Documents Created by Subcommittees of the Interagency ADR Working Group (“IADRWG”) Steering Committee (“Steering Committee”), a Group Of Federal Subject Matter Experts
Document Number: E6-8382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Justice
The first document, ``Protecting the Confidentiality of Dispute Resolution Proceedings: A Guide for Federal Workplace ADR Program Administrators'' (``Confidentiality Guide''), provides practical guidance to program administrators on the application of the confidentiality provisions of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, 5 U.S.C. 574, to Federal workplace dispute resolution programs. The second document is the ``Guide for Federal Employee Mediators'' (a supplementation and annotation of the 2005 Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators issued by the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution), which is for use by federal employee mediators. The third document is the ``Guide for Federal Employee Ombuds'' (a supplementation and annotation of the Standards for the Establishment and Operations of Ombuds Offices issued on February 9, 2004 by the American Bar Association), prepared by the Steering Committee in conjunction with the Coalition for Federal Ombudsmen, for use by federal employee ombuds. Complete copies of each of the three final documents can be found at the IADRWG Web site, http://www.adr.gov (click on ``Guidance''), or may be requested in hard copy from Hon. Richard C. Walters, Administrative Judge, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals (09), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, telephone 202-273-6747. In a Notice in the 70 FR 67901, Nov. 9, 2005, the Steering Committee invited interested individuals or organizations to submit comments, within 30 days, on the documents for consideration before they were posted in final form. Complete copies of the three draft guides to which the comments were addressed, as well as a summary of the comments received and disposition thereof for each guide, are posted at http://www.adr.gov (click on ``Library/Archives'').
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8380
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E6-8379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, June 8, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, June 9, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107- 347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board's activities are available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/ispab/.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Dundee and Odessa, NY
Document Number: E6-8378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division requests comment on a petition filed by Finger Lakes Radio Group, Inc. to reallot and to change the community of license for Station WFLR-FM from Channel 240A at Dundee, New York, to Channel 238A at Odessa, New York. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Radio Broadcasting Services; Alturas, CA
Document Number: E6-8377
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Audio Division, at the request of George S. Finn, Jr., allots Channel 277C at Alturas, California, as the community's fourth local FM service. Channel 277C can be allotted to Alturas, California, in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 18.2 kilometers (11.3 miles) east of Alturas. The coordinates for Channel 277C at Alturas, California, are 41-31-30 North Latitude and 120-19-45 West Longitude.
Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities
Document Number: E6-8376
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission addresses a petition (Petition) requesting clarification that a Video Relay Service (VRS) provider may not receive compensation from the Interstate telecommunications relay service (TRS) Fund (Fund) if it blocks calls to competing VRS providers from equipment it gives to consumers.
United States Standards for Grades of Greenhouse Tomatoes
Document Number: E6-8375
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments on its proposal to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Greenhouse Tomatoes. AMS is proposing to revise the standards to allow that percentages of defects and size classifications be determined by count rather than weight. This would result in a revision of the following sections of the standards: Tolerances, Size Classification, Standard Pack, Damage, and Serious Damage sections. Additionally, AMS is proposing to delete the ``Unclassified'' section, add moldy stems as a damage defect, and add a scoring guide for damage and serious damage for skin checks. The proposed revisions would bring the standards for greenhouse tomatoes in line with current marketing practices, thereby improving their usefulness in serving the industry.
Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals With Hearing and Speech Disabilities; Video Relay Service Interoperability
Document Number: E6-8374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission seeks comment on whether and how an open global database of proxy numbers of Video Relay Service (VRS) users may be created so that a hearing person may call a VRS user through any VRS provider without having to ascertain the first VRS user's current Internet-Protocol (IP) address.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8373
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8372
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8371
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Revisions and Clarification of Deemed Export Related Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: E6-8370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has reviewed the public comments received in response to the ``Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Revision and Clarification of Deemed Export Related Regulatory Requirements'' (ANPR) published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2005. The ANPR identified recommendations contained in the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report entitled ``Deemed Export Controls May Not Stop the Transfer of Sensitive Technology to Foreign Nationals in the U.S.'' (Final Inspection Report No. IPE-16176March 2004). This action discusses concerns raised by the OIG and summarizes public comments received in response to the ANPR. This document also states that the current BIS licensing policy related to deemed exports is appropriate and confirms that the existing definition of ``use'' adequately reflects the underlying export controls policy rationale in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). As such, BIS is withdrawing the ANPR. In addition, this action addresses comments on the scope of the fundamental research provisions in the EAR.
Job Corps: Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Job Corps Center To Be Located at the Dome Industrial Park on 5th Avenue and 22nd Street in St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: E6-8369
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Labor
Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary (OSEC), in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives final notice of the proposed construction of a new Job Corps Center at Dome Industrial Park on 5th Avenue and 22nd Street in St. Petersburg, Florida, and that this construction will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. In accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d) and 40 CFR 1501.4(e)(2), a preliminary FONSI for the new Job Corps Center was published in the April 7, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 17916-17917). No comments were received regarding the preliminary FONSI. ETA has reviewed the conclusion of the environmental assessment (EA), and agrees with the finding of no significant impact. This notice serves as the Final Finding of No Significant Impact for the new Job Corps Center at Dome Industrial Park on 5th Avenue and 22nd Street in St. Petersburg, Florida. The preliminary FONSI and the EA are adopted in final with no change.
In the Matter of Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Precursors to Same; Notice of Correction
Document Number: E6-8367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 28, 2006, the Commission published in the Federal Register (71 FR 25227-28) a notice of investigation of certain chemical mechanical planarization slurries and precursors to same under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337). The Commission gives notice of the following needed corrections to the above mentioned notice: (1) In the section labeled SUMMARY, U.S. Patent No. ``5,980,773'' should read ``5,980,775;'' and (2) in the section labeled SCOPE OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. Patent No. ``5,980,773'' should read ``5,980,775.''
Availability of Funding Opportunity Announcement
Document Number: E6-8365
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Aging Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Availability of Funding Opportunity Announcement
Document Number: E6-8364
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Aging Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8361
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E6-8360
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Justice Programs Office
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget for Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: E6-8359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Bureau of Indian Affairs is submitting an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for clearance and extension. The information collection, Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, is cleared under OMB Control Number 1076-0112 through May 31, 2006.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E6-8358
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Reflector Lamps, and General Service Incandescent Lamps: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document
Document Number: E6-8356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) will hold an informal public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues it will address in this rulemaking proceeding. The Department is initiating the rulemaking process to amend energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, and general service incandescent lamps. The Department also encourages written comments on these subjects. To inform stakeholders and facilitate this process, DOE has prepared a Framework Document, a draft of which is available at: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ appliancestandards/.
Request for a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E6-8355
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: E6-8354
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Solicitation for Nominations for New Primary and Secondary Public Health Topics To Be Considered for Review by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services
Document Number: E6-8351
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites individuals and organizations to nominate public health topic areas or related population-oriented interventions (i.e., interventions delivered to groups of people in communities or healthcare systems) for the Task Force on Community Preventive Services (Task Force) to consider for review. Topics that have been recently reviewed by the Task Force or are currently under review are listed below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The Task Force is an independent panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations regarding use of population-based interventions, which are selected from broad topic areas. Recommendations are based on the evidence gathered in rigorous and systematic scientific reviews of published studies conducted by Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) scientific teams. The findings from reviews are published in peer-reviewed journals and made available through the Community Guide Web site (http:// thecommunityguide.org). Community Guide topics coordinate with Healthy People 2010 objectives; address topics related to the large preventable burden of disease; provide guidance on ways to reduce disease, injury, and impairment; and address social challenges. Topics can be nominated by individuals or organizations. The Task Force will consider nominations and prioritize topics for review using the following criteria: Public health importance (burden of disease, injury, impairment, or exposure); preventability (amount of burden that could realistically be reduced given adequate resources); relationship to other public health initiatives; and usefulness of the package of topics selected and level of current research and intervention activity in the public and private sectors. The Task Force will also prioritize topics for which there are gaps in the evidence and the potential to significantly improve public health decisionmaking. Nominations can be for new topics or topics previously reviewed by the Task Force. Basic Topic Nomination Requirements: Nominations must be no more than 250 words long and must include the following information. (A separate appendix, not included in the word count, can contain references and supporting documents.) 1. Name of topic or intervention. 2. Rationale for consideration by the Task Force, to include as appropriate: a. Justification that topic area addresses risk behaviors related to the largest burden of disease; provides guidance on ways to reduce disease, injury, and impairment; or addresses environmental and social challenges. b. Description of public health importance (burden of disease, injury, impairment, or exposure). Citations and supporting documents are recommended. c. Public health relevance (amount of burden that could realistically be reduced given adequate resources). d. Summary of new evidence, if any, that has potential to affect the Task Force's recommendation on a previously reviewed topic. Please refer to http://thecommunityguide.org for current Task Force recommendations. Citations and supporting documents are recommended. e. In topic areas that have already been addressed or identified as high priority by the Task Force, important interventions that have not yet been addressed or where additional new information may lead to updated conclusions can be identified. Please refer to http:// thecommunityguide.org for existing Task Force recommendations. Citations and supporting documents are recommended.
Vaccine Information Statement for Hepatitis A Vaccine; Revised Instructions for Use of Vaccine Information Statements
Document Number: E6-8350
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300aa-26), the CDC must develop vaccine information materials that all health care providers are required to give to patients/parents prior to administration of specific vaccines. On July 28, 2005, CDC published a notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 43694) seeking public comments on proposed new vaccine information materials for hepatitis A vaccine. Following review of the comments submitted and consultation as required under the law, CDC has finalized the hepatitis A vaccine information materials. The final hepatitis A materials are contained in this notice. Also noted are edits to the instructions for use of vaccine information materials.