Social Security Number (SSN) Cards; Limiting Replacement Cards
The interim final rules published at 70 FR 74649, on December 16, 2005, are adopted as final with only minor changes. These regulations reflect and implement amendments to the Social Security Act (the Act) made by part of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), Public Law (Pub. L.) 108-458. Section 7213(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 108-458 requires that we limit individuals to three replacement SSN cards per year and ten replacement SSN cards during a lifetime. The provision permits us to allow for reasonable exceptions from these limits on a case-by-case basis in compelling circumstances. This provision also helps us to further strengthen the security and integrity of the SSN issuance process.
In the Matter of Puerto Rico Association of Endodontists, Corp.; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent orderembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees
The Federal Trade Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``FTC'') is issuing this Final Rule to amend section 310.8 (``the Final Amended Fee Rule'') of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by revising the fees charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call Registry (``the Registry'').
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Thrift Financial Report: Schedules SC, SO, LD, CF, SI, SQ, and HC
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 SCConsolidated Statement of Condition, Schedule SOConsolidated Statement of Operations, Schedule LDLoan Data, Schedule CFConsolidated Cash Flow Information, Schedule SISupplemental Information, Schedule SQ Consolidated Supplemental Questions, and Schedule HCThrift Holding Company. The proposed changes are to become effective with the March 31, 2007, report. At the end of the comment period, OTS will analyze the comments and recommendations received to determine if it 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.
Solicitation of Applications for the National Technical Assistance Program
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is soliciting applications for FY 2006 National Technical Assistance Program funding. EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Through its National Technical Assistance Program, EDA works towards fulfilling its mission by funding research and technical assistance projects to promote competitiveness and innovation in urban and rural regions throughout the United States and its territories. By working in conjunction with its research partners, EDA will help States, local governments, and community-based organizations to achieve their highest economic potential.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Advisory Panel in August, 2006, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Request for Information (RFI): Change in Grant Appendix Materials
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are evaluating guidelines for grant application appendixes in an effort to streamline the application and review processes. This RFI requests input from interested applicants, reviewers and other members of the research community regarding the way appendix materials should be used in the grant submission, review and management process. Comments will be considered in the development of new policies on appendix materials for various grant programs.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine the effectiveness and usability of our written investigation products.
Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey
On April 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey for the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey, 71 FR 17445 (April 6, 2006) (``Turkey Pipe 2004 Preliminary''). The Department has now completed the administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department has not revised the net subsidy rate for the Borusan Group (``Borusan''), the producer/exporter of subject merchandise covered by this review.\1\ Further discussion of our analysis of the comments received is provided in the accompanying issues and decision memorandum. See Issues and Decision Memorandum from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, concerning the Final Results of Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey (July 25, 2006) (``Turkey Pipe 2004 Memorandum''). The final net subsidy rate for Borusan is listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
In response to a request from Tianjin Eulia Honey Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Eulia), the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register, on January 31, 2006, a notice announcing the initiation of a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of December 1, 2004, through December 31, 2005. On July 12, 2006, Tianjin Eulia, withdrew its request for a new shipper review. Therefore, we are rescinding this review.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews
In June 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We have determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for the initiation of new shipper reviews.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Technical Service Center Operations
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reviewing the organization, operations, and services provided by its Technical Service Center (TSC) in Omaha, Nebraska, with the intent of improving TSC programs that provide technical advice, guidance, and information to FSIS personnel, the regulated industry, and the general public. FSIS is particularly interested in improving TSC programs that assist small businesses. FSIS seeks comment from the public as part of this effort to improve TSC operations.
Draft Air Quality Criteria for Lead
The EPA is announcing a public comment period for revised Integrative Synthesis and Executive Summary chapters from the draft document titled, ``Air Quality Criteria for Lead; Second External Review Draft'' (EPA/600/R-05/144aB-bB). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. EPA is releasing these draft chapters solely for the purpose of seeking public comment and for review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) via a teleconference meeting to be held on August 15, 2006 (time and phone number to be specified in a separate Federal Register notice). It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy, viewpoint, or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Proposed Approval of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project's Transuranic Waste Characterization Program at Idaho National Laboratory
The Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'' or ``we'') is announcing the availability of, and soliciting public comments for 45 days on, the proposed approval of the radioactive, transuranic (``TRU'') waste characterization program implemented by the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (``AMWTP'') at Idaho National Laboratory (``INL''). This waste is intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (``WIPP'') in New Mexico. In accordance with the WIPP Compliance Criteria, EPA evaluated the AMWTP/INL's characterization of TRU debris and solid waste from AMWTP/INL during an inspection conducted March 27-March 31, 2006. Using the systems and processes developed as part of the Department of Energy's (``DOE's'') Carlsbad Field Office (``CBFO''), EPA verified whether DOE could adequately characterize TRU waste consistent with the Compliance Criteria. The results of EPA's evaluation of the AMWTP/INL program and the proposed approval are described in EPA's inspection report, which is available for review in the public dockets listed in ADDRESSES. We will consider public comments received on or before the due date mentioned in DATES. This notice summarizes the waste characterization processes evaluated by EPA and EPA's proposed approval. As required by 40 CFR 194.8, at the end of a 45-day comment period, EPA will evaluate public comments received, finalize the report responding to the relevant public comments, and issue the final report and an approval letter to DOE's CBFO. Based on previous EPA inspections and approvals, AMWTP/INL is currently approved to dispose of debris and solid waste at WIPP. AMWTP/INL is permitted to continue waste characterization and disposal in accordance with prior site approvals while EPA establishes a baseline approval.
Notification of an Upcoming Closed Meeting of the Science Advisory Board's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee-Closed Meeting
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a closed meeting of the SAB's Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee to recommend to the Administrator the recipients of the Agency's 2006 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.
Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has submitted the following proposal(s) for the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.
Office of Science; Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.