Notice and Agenda for Meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee
Agenda items for the meeting of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) will include remarks from the Director, MMS, and the Associate Director, Minerals Revenue Management (MRM), as well as updates from the following subcommittees: Coal, Federal Oil and Gas Valuation, and Oil and Gas Royalty Reporting. The RPC membership includes representatives from states, Indian tribes, individual Indian mineral owner organizations, minerals industry associations, the general public, and other Federal departments.
General and Plastic Surgery Devices; Reclassification of the Absorbable Hemostatic Device
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to reclassify the absorbable hemostatic device intended to produce hemostasis from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls). FDA is proposing this reclassification in accordance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act). Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance document that would serve as the special control if FDA reclassifies this device.
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Absorbable Hemostatic Device; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Absorbable Hemostatic Device.'' The draft guidance describes a means by which the absorbable hemostatic device may comply with the requirement of special controls for class II devices. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is publishing a proposed rule to reclassify the absorbable hemostatic device from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls). This draft guidance is not final, nor is it being implemented at this time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Biological Products: Reporting of Biological Product Deviations in Manufacturing; Forms FDA 3486 and 3486A
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to the reporting of biological product deviations in manufacturing, and Forms FDA 3486 and 3486A.
Requirements for Foreign and Domestic Establishment Registration and Listing for Human Drugs, Including Drugs That Are Regulated Under a Biologics License Application, and Animal Drugs; Public Meeting; Extension of Comment Period
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the National Drug Code (NDC) system contained in the agency's proposed rule governing drug establishment registration and drug listing. The proposed rule appeared in the Federal Register of August 29, 2006 (71 FR 51276). In addition, in response to requests for an extension, FDA is extending to January 26, 2007, the comment period for the proposed rule to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations; 2006 Annual GSP Review; Petitions Requesting CNL Waivers
This notice is to inform the public of the availability of eight-month 2006 import statistics relating to competitive need limitations (CNLs) under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The eight-month 2006 import statistics identify those articles for which the 2006 trade levels may exceed statutory CNLs. The interim trade data is available at: http://www.ustr.gov/TradeDevelopment/ PreferencePrograms/GSP/SectionIndex.html. As previously announced in the Federal Register (71 FR 37129 (June 29, 2006)), the deadline for submission of product petitions to waive the CNLs for individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to GSP-eligible articles is 5 p.m., November 17, 2006. Petitions must conform to the requirements as set forth in the June 29, 2006 Federal Register notice. Public comments regarding possible de minimis waivers and possible GSP redesignations will be requested in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
OHIO Disaster # OH-00008
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of OHIO dated 10/25/2006. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 10/04/2006. Effective Date: 10/25/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/26/2006. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/25/2007.
Florida Disaster # FL-00015
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of FLORIDA dated 10/25/2006. Incident: Flea Market Fire. Incident Period: 09/25/2006. Effective Date: 10/25/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/26/2006. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/25/2007.
Virginia Disaster # VA-00009
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia dated 10/25/2006. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 10/10/2006 through 10/13/2006.
New York Disaster # NY-00036
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-1665-DR), dated October 24, 2006.. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: October 12, 2006 and continuing. Effective Date: October 24, 2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: December 26, 2006. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: July 24, 2007.
Hawaii Disaster # HI-00005
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA-1664-DR), dated 10/23/2006. Incident: Kiholo Bay Earthquake. Incident Period: 10/15/2006.
Proposed Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue for Empire Canyon Site, Park City, UT
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. (``CERCLA''), notice is hereby given of the proposed Agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') and DV Luxury Resort, LLC. (``Settling Respondent''). The proposed Agreement relates to Settling Respondent's plan to build a resort hotel and condominium project at the Empire Canyon Site located in Park City, Summit County, Utah (the ``Site''). Settling Respondent is not a Potentially Responsible Party at the Site. Settling Respondent proposes to lease the Site from United Park City Mines, a Potentially Responsible Party that in 2003 entered into an Administrative Order on Consent with EPA for cleaning up historic mine waste at the Site. Pursuant to the proposed Agreement, the Settling Respondent would undertake additional cleanup at the Site appropriate so that the Site may be used for recreational purposes. The Settling Respondent has agreed to pay $38,000 to EPA in exchange for a covenant by EPA not to sue the Settling Respondent for certain response costs that may result from transporting mine wastes to the Richardson Flat Site for disposal. These funds will be deposited into the Special Account for the Richardson Flat Site. The Settling Respondent also agrees to pay EPA's oversight costs under this Agreement.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Revision to the Final 2006 and 2007 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
NMFS announces revised final 2006 and 2007 harvest specifications for the ``other species'' complex in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) by reducing the total allowable catch (TAC) for the complex to 4,500 metric tons (mt) annually. This rule also revises the 2006 and 2007 ``other species'' harvest sideboard limitations for non-exempt American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher vessels and non-AFA crab vessels. The intended effect of this action is to conserve and manage the groundfish resources in the GOA in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders
NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2006 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Kentucky Disaster #KY-00008
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky dated October 25, 2006. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: September 22, 2006 through September 29, 2006. Effective Date: October 25, 2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: December 26, 2006. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: July 25, 2007.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Model GV, GV-SP, and GIV-X Airplanes; Windshield Coating in Lieu of Wipers
This action proposes a special condition for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GV, GV-SP, and GIV-X airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with use of a hydrophobic windshield coating, rather than windshield wipers, as the means to maintain a clear portion of the windshield during precipitation conditions, as required by the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. This proposed special condition contains the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; Public Hearings
The New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) will convene public hearings and seek public comment on a draft amendment to all the fishery management plans (FMPs) under their purview. The omnibus amendment would establish standardized bycatch reporting methodology (SBRM) for each FMP, as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act).
Confidential Business Information
This notice addresses the confidentiality of certain information that manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment submit to NHTSA pursuant to the Early Warning Reporting (EWR) rule. The agency is proposing to create class determinations, based on Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), treating certain categories of EWR information as confidential, namely production numbers (excluding light vehicles), consumer complaints, paid warranty claims, and field reports. In addition, for EWR reports on deaths and injuries, NHTSA is proposing to create a class determination based on FOIA Exemption 6 that the last six (6) characters of the vehicle identification number (VIN) are confidential. Finally, the agency is also proposing to clarify its Confidential Business Information rule with regard to confidentiality markings in submissions in electronic media.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Davis-Bacon and Related Act/Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act Reporting RequirementsRegulations, 29 CFR Part 5. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 737-700 IGW Airplane (BBJ, S/N 34683); Certification of Cooktops
The FAA issues these special conditions for the Boeing Model 737- 700 IGW airplane (BBJ serial number 34683). This airplane, as modified by PATS Aircraft LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification consists of installing an electrically heated surface, called a cooktop. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Intensive Summer Language Institutes
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for projects to provide foreign language instruction overseas for American undergraduate and graduate students in the summer of 2007 in support of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). Public and private non-profit organizations, or consortia of such organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), may submit proposals to implement six-to ten-week summer institutes overseas for a minimum total of 365 participants in countries where Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian and the Indic, Persian, and Turkic language families are widely spoken. These summer institutes should offer U.S. undergraduate and graduate students structured classroom instruction and less formal interactive learning opportunities through a comprehensive exchange experience that primarily emphasizes language learning. Proposals from applicant organizations should clearly indicate the building of new, additional institutional language-teaching capacity overseas for these summer institutesthis program is designed to develop additional language study opportunities for U.S. students.
Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 12978
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of twenty four newly-designated persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, ``Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers.''
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Paducah
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
State Energy Advisory Board
This notice announces a teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these teleconferences be announced in the Federal Register.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
This notice announces several meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC). The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to the Permanent Executive Committee of the Organization of American States Inter- American Telecommunication Commission (COM/CITEL) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 2-4 p.m. eastern time in the Washington DC metro area. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to Study Group 17 (Security, languages and telecommunication software) of the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector on Tuesday November 14, 2006 from 10-noon eastern time by conference call. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet to prepare advice on proposed U.S. contributions to the Committee on Information Services and Policy (CISP) and Working Party on the Information Economy (WPIE) meetings of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on November 16 and 30, 2006 10:30 a.m.-noon eastern time in room 2533A in the Harry S Truman State Department building. These meetings are open to the public, and conference bridges may be available. Further information may be obtained from the Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 202-647-3234.
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho National Laboratory
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National Laboratory. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
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.
National Boating Safety Activities: Funding for National Nonprofit Public Service Organizations
The Coast Guard seeks applications for fiscal year 2007 grants and cooperative agreements from national, nongovernmental, nonprofit public service organizations. The Boating Safety Financial Assistance Program is listed in section 97.012 of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. These grants and cooperative agreements would be used to fund projects on various subjects promoting recreational boating safety on a national scope. This notice provides information about the grant and cooperative agreement application process and some of the subjects of particular interest to the Coast Guard.
Proposed Revision of Class D/E Airspace; Big Delta, Allen Army Airfield, Fort Greely, AK
This action proposes to revise the controlled airspace at Allen Army Airfield (AAF), AK. The current Class D airspace is continuous. The United States Army has decided to staff the Allen AAF air traffic control tower (ATCT) part time. The Class D and E airspace will need to be revised in order to align Class D airspace effective times to match ATCT hours of operation. The current title of the airspace described in FAA Order 7400.9P will also change to reflect current guidance in FAA Order 7400.2E. Adoption of this proposal would result in reconfiguring the controlled airspace at Allen AAF, Delta Junction, AK.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
This notice announces the availability of EPA's final action identifying water quality limited segments and associated pollutants in Arkansas to be listed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 303(d), and request for public comment. Section 303(d) requires that states submit and EPA approve or disapprove lists of waters for which existing technology-based pollution controls are not stringent enough to attain or maintain state water quality standards and for which total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) must be prepared. On October 16, 2006, EPA partially approved and partially disapproved Arkansas' 2004 303(d) submittal. Specifically, EPA approved Arkansas' listing of 271 water body-pollutant combinations, and associated priority rankings and deferred its action on 129 water body pollutant combinations until the State submits its formal 2006 303(d) list. EPA disapproved Arkansas' decisions not to list 5 water body- pollutant combinations. EPA identified these additional water body pollutant-combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2004 Section 303(d) List. EPA is providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add water body pollutant-combinations to Arkansas' 2004 Section 303(d) List, as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). EPA will consider public comments and if necessary amend its final action on the additional water body pollutant-combinations identified for inclusion on Arkansas' Final 2004 Section 303(d) List.
Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc
The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote and support education and training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally literal public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees. The appointees are Philippe Cousteau, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EarthEcho International and Trish Silber, President, Aliniad Consulting Partners, Inc. The appointees will join the current Board members which include: J.L. Armstrong, National Manager, Diversity Development, Toyota Motor Sales, USA Raymond Ban, Executive Vice President, Meteorology Science and Strategy, The Weather Channel, Inc. Holly Cannon, Principal of the Law Firm Beveridge&Diamond. Arthur Gibson, Vice President, Environment, Health&Safety, The Home Depot, Inc. Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bradley Smith, Dean, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. Kenneth Strassner, Vice President, Global Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that these new appointees not only have the highest degree of expertise and commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view relating to environmental education and training. This appointment shall be for two consecutive four year terms.
Notice of Granted Buy America Waivers
The following waivers will permit ticket vending machine manufacturers to install and count as domestic for purposes of the Buy America Act, 49 U.S.C. 5323(j), as implemented by the Federal Transit Administration at 49 CFR part 661, the Mars Electronics International (MEI) BNA57/542 Banknote Validator, the Asahi Seiko USA, Inc. (Asahi Seiko) Model SA-595 Compact Coin Dispensing Hopper, and the Nextek Corporation (Nextek) BV-6000 Currency Validator Tekpak. Each waiver is valid for a period of 2 years, or until such time as a domestic source for the product becomes available, whichever occurs first. This notice shall ensure that the public is aware of the waivers. FTA requests that the public notify it if a domestic source for any of the above-listed products becomes available.
Clarification for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Implementation for the Elderly Individuals and Individuals With Disabilities, Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and New Freedom Programs
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Federal Register notice on September 6, 2006 (71FR52610) announcing proposed guidance in the form of circulars to assist grantees in implementing the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), JARC, and New Freedom programs. By this notice, FTA clarifies interim guidance for FY 2007 included in the notice published on September 6, 2006, and provides additional interim guidance for FY 2007.
Definition of Eligible Portfolio Company Under the Investment Company Act of 1940
The Commission is reproposing for comment an additional definition of the term ``eligible portfolio company'' under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'' or ``Act''). The reproposed rule is intended to more closely align the definition of eligible portfolio company, and the investment activities of business development companies (``BDCs''), with the purpose that Congress intended. The reproposed rule would expand the definition of eligible portfolio company to include certain companies that list their securities on a national securities exchange (``Exchange'').
Definition of Eligible Portfolio Company Under the Investment Company Act of 1940
The Commission is adopting two new rules under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'' or ``Act''). The new rules more closely align the definition of eligible portfolio company, and the investment activities of business development companies (``BDCs''), with the purpose that Congress intended. The rules expand the definition of eligible portfolio company in a manner that promotes the flow of capital to certain small, developing and financially troubled companies.