Comment Request Regarding the Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Exportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, and Medical Devices to Sudan and Iran, 71500-71501 [E6-21005]

Download as PDF 71500 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 237 / Monday, December 11, 2006 / Proposed Rules we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have proposed different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are described in a separate paragraph of the proposed AD. These requirements, if ultimately adopted, will take precedence over the actions copied from the MCAI. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 7 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 16 work-hours per product to comply with the proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $100 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these costs. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $9,660, or $1,380 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Dec 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd: Docket No. FAA–2006–26285; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–69–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by January 10, 2007. 86.2, and replace undersize rivets, following PAC Pacific Aerospace Corporation Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/019, Date Issued: April 21, 2006. FAA AD Differences Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: No differences. Other FAA AD Provisions (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAAapproved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (g) Refer to MCAI Civil Aviation Authority AD DCA/750XL/8, Drafted: May 9, 2006; Effective Date: August 31, 2006; and PAC Pacific Aerospace Corporation Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/019, Date Issued: April 21, 2006, for related information. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 4, 2006. John R. Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–20976 Filed 12–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model 750XL airplanes, serial numbers 102, 104 through 120, 122, and 125, certificated in any category. Reason (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states the finding of the possible installation of undersize rivets in the fuselage roof at STN 180.85, BL 19.67, WL 86.2. Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, within the next 150 hours time-in-service after the effective date of this AD, inspect the rivets in the fuselage roof at STN 180.85, BL 19.67, WL PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Parts 538 and 560 Comment Request Regarding the Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Exportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, and Medical Devices to Sudan and Iran Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) of the U.S. E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 237 / Monday, December 11, 2006 / Proposed Rules Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments on the effectiveness of OFAC’s licensing procedures for the exportation of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and Iran. Pursuant to section 906(c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (Title IX of Pub. L. 106–387, 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’), OFAC is required to submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of licensing procedures for such exports. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 10, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Licensing Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information about these licensing procedures should be directed to the Licensing Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220, telephone: (202) 622–2480. Additional information about these licensing procedures is also available under the heading ‘‘Other OFAC Sanctions Programs’’ at http:// www.treas.gov/ofac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current procedures used by OFAC for authorizing the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and Iran are set forth in 31 CFR 538.523–526 and 31 CFR 560.530–533. Under the provisions of section 906(c) of the Act, OFAC must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation, during the preceding two-year period, of the licensing procedures required by section 906 of the Act for the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and Iran. This report is to include: (1) The number and types of licenses applied for; (2) The number and types of licenses approved; (3) The average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of a license application until the date of its approval; (4) The extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented; and (5) A description of comments received from interested parties about the extent to which the licensing procedures were effective, after holding a public 30-day comment period. This notice solicits comments from interested parties regarding the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Dec 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 effectiveness of OFAC’s licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and Iran. Interested parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received on or before January 10, 2007 will be considered by OFAC in developing the report to the Congress. In the interest of accuracy and completeness, OFAC requires written comments. Comments received after the end of the comment period will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be assured. OFAC will not accept comments accompanied by a request that part or all of the comments be treated confidentially because of their business proprietary nature or for any other reason. OFAC will return such comments when submitted by regular mail to the person submitting the comments and will not consider them. All comments made will be a matter of public record. Copies of the public record concerning these regulations may be obtained from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ ofac). If that service is unavailable, written requests may be sent to: Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Merete Evans. Effective September 21, 2004, Executive Order 13357 terminated the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12543 of January 7, 1986, with respect to the policies and actions of the Government of Libya and revoked Executive Orders 12543, 12544 of January 8, 1986, and 12801 of April 15, 1992 (all of which had imposed sanctions against Libya in response to the national emergency). Consequently, the prohibitions of the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 550 (the ‘‘LSR’’), have been lifted, and all property and interests in property blocked under the LSR have been unblocked. Accordingly, specific licenses issued by OFAC for the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Libya are no longer required pursuant to the LSR and, therefore, OFAC is not soliciting comments on its licensing procedures under that program. This termination of the Libya Sanctions does not, however, eliminate the need to comply with other provisions of law, including the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730 et seq., which are administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71501 Approved: November 28, 2006. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. E6–21005 Filed 12–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General 42 CFR Part 1001 Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS. ACTION: Notice of intent to develop regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 205 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, this annual notice solicits proposals and recommendations for developing new and modifying existing safe harbor provisions under the Federal anti-kickback statute (section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act), as well as developing new OIG Special Fraud Alerts. DATES: To assure consideration, public comments must be delivered to the address provided below by no later than 5 p.m. on February 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Please mail or deliver your written comments to the following address: Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: OIG–111–N, Room 5246, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. We do not accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. In commenting, please refer to file code OIG–111–N. Comments received timely will be available for public inspection as they are received, generally beginning approximately 3 weeks after publication of a document, in Room 5541 of the Office of Inspector General at 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, on Monday through Friday of each week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Schaer, (202) 619–0089, OIG Regulations Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. OIG Safe Harbor Provisions Section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1320a– 7b(b)) provides criminal penalties for E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 237 (Monday, December 11, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 71500-71501]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21005]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Parts 538 and 560


Comment Request Regarding the Effectiveness of Licensing 
Procedures for Exportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, and 
Medical Devices to Sudan and Iran

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') of the U.S.

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Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments on the effectiveness 
of OFAC's licensing procedures for the exportation of agricultural 
commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and Iran. Pursuant 
to section 906(c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement 
Act of 2000 (Title IX of Pub. L. 106-387, 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.) (the 
``Act''), OFAC is required to submit a biennial report to the Congress 
on the operation of licensing procedures for such exports.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 10, 
2007 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Licensing Division, 
Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
about these licensing procedures should be directed to the Licensing 
Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220, telephone: (202) 
622-2480. Additional information about these licensing procedures is 
also available under the heading ``Other OFAC Sanctions Programs'' at 
http://www.treas.gov/ofac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current procedures used by OFAC for 
authorizing the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and 
medical devices to Sudan and Iran are set forth in 31 CFR 538.523-526 
and 31 CFR 560.530-533. Under the provisions of section 906(c) of the 
Act, OFAC must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the 
operation, during the preceding two-year period, of the licensing 
procedures required by section 906 of the Act for the export of 
agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and 
Iran. This report is to include:
    (1) The number and types of licenses applied for;
    (2) The number and types of licenses approved;
    (3) The average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of a 
license application until the date of its approval;
    (4) The extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively 
implemented; and
    (5) A description of comments received from interested parties 
about the extent to which the licensing procedures were effective, 
after holding a public 30-day comment period.
    This notice solicits comments from interested parties regarding the 
effectiveness of OFAC's licensing procedures for the export of 
agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Sudan and 
Iran. Interested parties submitting comments are asked to be as 
specific as possible. All comments received on or before January 10, 
2007 will be considered by OFAC in developing the report to the 
Congress. In the interest of accuracy and completeness, OFAC requires 
written comments. Comments received after the end of the comment period 
will be considered, if possible, but their consideration cannot be 
assured. OFAC will not accept comments accompanied by a request that 
part or all of the comments be treated confidentially because of their 
business proprietary nature or for any other reason. OFAC will return 
such comments when submitted by regular mail to the person submitting 
the comments and will not consider them. All comments made will be a 
matter of public record. Copies of the public record concerning these 
regulations may be obtained from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treas.gov/
ofac). If that service is unavailable, written requests may be sent to: 
Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 
Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Merete Evans.
    Effective September 21, 2004, Executive Order 13357 terminated the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 12543 of January 7, 
1986, with respect to the policies and actions of the Government of 
Libya and revoked Executive Orders 12543, 12544 of January 8, 1986, and 
12801 of April 15, 1992 (all of which had imposed sanctions against 
Libya in response to the national emergency). Consequently, the 
prohibitions of the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 550 (the 
``LSR''), have been lifted, and all property and interests in property 
blocked under the LSR have been unblocked. Accordingly, specific 
licenses issued by OFAC for the export of agricultural commodities, 
medicine, and medical devices to Libya are no longer required pursuant 
to the LSR and, therefore, OFAC is not soliciting comments on its 
licensing procedures under that program. This termination of the Libya 
Sanctions does not, however, eliminate the need to comply with other 
provisions of law, including the Export Administration Regulations, 15 
CFR parts 730 et seq., which are administered by the U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

    Approved: November 28, 2006.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
 [FR Doc. E6-21005 Filed 12-8-06; 8:45 am]
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