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Download as PDF 9434 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 744 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism. I Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730–774) is amended as follows: PART 744—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; Sec. 901–911, Pub. L. 106– 387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107–56; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 (October 31, 2006). 2. Supplement No. 4 to part 744 is amended immediately following the country of Syria, by adding, in alphabetical order, the country of United Arab Emirates and U.A.E. entities: ‘‘Bazaar Trading Co., No. 212 Baniyas Tower, Dubai, U.A.E. 6708’’; and ‘‘Elmstone Trading L.L.C., P.O. Box 24896, Sharjah, U.A.E.’’; and the License Requirement column, License Review Policy column and Federal Register Citation column for these entities, to read as follows. I SUPPLEMENT NO. 4 TO PART 744—ENTITY LIST Country Entity * United Arab Emirates ......... * * * * * * Bazaar Trading Co., No. 212 Baniyas Tower, Dubai, U.A.E. 6708. Elmstone Trading L.L.C., P.O. Box 24896, Sharjah, U.A.E. * Dated: February 22, 2007. Christopher A. Padilla, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. E7–3538 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 0 Rules of Practice Federal Trade Commission. Final rule amendments. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is updating the agency’s description of its organization and activities in Part 0 of its Rules of Practice to include the Office of International Affairs. DATES: Effective Date: March 2, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Harrison, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326– 3204, lharrison@ftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is amending Part 0 of its Rules of Practice, 16 CFR Part 0, to include the Office of International Affairs. Rule 0.9, 16 CFR 0.9 (Organization structure). The Commission is revising this rule to include the Office of International Affairs. Rule 0.20, 16 CFR 0.20 (Office of International Affairs). The Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 License Requirement 16:28 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 License Review Policy Federal Register Citation * For all items subject to the EAR. * * See § 744.3(d) of this part * 72 FR [insert FR page number], March 2, 2007. For all items subject to the EAR. See § 744.3(d) of this part 72 FR [Insert FR page number], March 2, 2007. is adding this rule describing the functions of the Office of International Affairs, which comprises international antitrust, international consumer protection, and international technical assistance. The Office of International Affairs is responsible for designing and implementing the Commission’s international program, which supports and promotes the Commission’s core maintaining competition and consumer protection missions. The Administrative Procedure Act does not require prior public notice and comment on these amendments because they relate solely to rules of agency organization, procedure or practice. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). For this reason, the Regulatory Flexibility Act also does not require an initial or final regulatory flexibility analysis. See 5 U.S.C. 603, 604. List of Subjects in 16 CFR Part 0 Organization and functions (Government Agencies). I For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Federal Trade Commission amends Title 16, chapter I, subchapter A, of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: SUBCHAPTER A—ORGANIZATION, PROCEDURES, AND RULES OF PRACTICE PART 0—ORGANIZATION 1. The authority for part 0 remains as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1); 15 U.S.C. 46(g). I 2. Revise § 0.9 to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 0.9 Organization structure. The Federal Trade Commission comprises the following principal units: Office of the Executive Director; Office of the General Counsel; Office of the Secretary; Office of the Inspector General; Office of the Administrative Law Judges; Office of International Affairs; Bureau of Competition; Bureau of Consumer Protection; Bureau of Economics; and the Regional Offices. I 3. Add § 0.20 to read as follows: § 0.20 Office of International Affairs. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) comprises international antitrust, international consumer protection, and international technical assistance. OIA is responsible for designing and implementing the Commission’s international program, which provides support and advice to the Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection with regard to the international aspects of investigation and prosecution of unlawful conduct. OIA builds cooperative relationships between the Commission and foreign authorities; works closely with Bureau personnel to recommend agency priorities and policies and works, through bilateral relationships and multilateral organizations, to promote those policies internationally; and implements Commission policy and participation in the competition and consumer protection aspects of trade fora and negotiations, such as the U.S. interagency delegations negotiating bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. OIA works with authorized funding E:\FR\FM\02MRR1.SGM 02MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Background and Purpose By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3718 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD13–06–048] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, OR rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations for the New Youngs Bay, Old Youngs Bay, and the Lewis and Clark River Drawbridges near Astoria, Oregon. This change was requested by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), owner of the bridges, due to reduced demand for draw openings. This final rule reduces the period when a one-half hour notice is required for openings and also reduces the four-hour notice required at all other times to two hours. DATES: This rule is effective April 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of the docket (CGD13–06–048) and are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpw), 13th Coast Guard District, 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174–1067 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Pratt, Chief Bridge Section, (206) 220–7282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On October 27, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, Oregon’’ in the Federal Register (71 FR 62955). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested and none was held. Jkt 211001 Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offered to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Discussion of Comments and Changes Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of final rule. AGENCY: 16:28 Mar 01, 2007 Assistance for Small Entities The operating regulations currently in effect for the New Youngs Bay, Old Youngs Bay, and the Lewis and Clark River Drawbridges near Astoria, Oregon at 33 Code of Federal Regulations 117.89 provide that the spans need not open for the passage of vessels from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday unless at least one half-hour notice is given. At all other times at least four hours notice must be given. This rule allows the bridge owner to reduce the shifts for staffing the drawbridges by reducing the period, Monday through Friday, where one-half hour notice is required for an opening. Additionally, the four-hour notice at most other times is also reduced to two hours. Weekend periods with half-hour notice required remain unchanged. sources to develop and implement competition and consumer protection technical assistance programs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 9435 The Coast Guard received no responses to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and no changes are made in this final rule from that notice. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. The single commercial boat yard, which is the destination for most vessels that pass through the bridges, has indicated that they can tolerate the changes. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We expect few vessel operators will be inconvenienced by the new operating schedule as it is quite similar to operating regulations that have been in effect without complaint for several years. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not affect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. E:\FR\FM\02MRR1.SGM 02MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 41 (Friday, March 2, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-3718]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

16 CFR Part 0


Rules of Practice

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Final rule amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is updating the agency's description of its 
organization and activities in Part 0 of its Rules of Practice to 
include the Office of International Affairs.

DATES: Effective Date: March 2, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Harrison, Attorney, Office of 
the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326-3204, lharrison@ftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is amending Part 0 of its 
Rules of Practice, 16 CFR Part 0, to include the Office of 
International Affairs.
    Rule 0.9, 16 CFR 0.9 (Organization structure). The Commission is 
revising this rule to include the Office of International Affairs.
    Rule 0.20, 16 CFR 0.20 (Office of International Affairs). The 
Commission is adding this rule describing the functions of the Office 
of International Affairs, which comprises international antitrust, 
international consumer protection, and international technical 
assistance. The Office of International Affairs is responsible for 
designing and implementing the Commission's international program, 
which supports and promotes the Commission's core maintaining 
competition and consumer protection missions.
    The Administrative Procedure Act does not require prior public 
notice and comment on these amendments because they relate solely to 
rules of agency organization, procedure or practice. 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(A). For this reason, the Regulatory Flexibility Act also does 
not require an initial or final regulatory flexibility analysis. See 5 
U.S.C. 603, 604.

List of Subjects in 16 CFR Part 0

    Organization and functions (Government Agencies).

0
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Federal Trade Commission 
amends Title 16, chapter I, subchapter A, of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

SUBCHAPTER A--ORGANIZATION, PROCEDURES, AND RULES OF PRACTICE

PART 0--ORGANIZATION

0
1. The authority for part 0 remains as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1); 15 U.S.C. 46(g).

0
2. Revise Sec.  0.9 to read as follows:


Sec.  0.9  Organization structure.

    The Federal Trade Commission comprises the following principal 
units: Office of the Executive Director; Office of the General Counsel; 
Office of the Secretary; Office of the Inspector General; Office of the 
Administrative Law Judges; Office of International Affairs; Bureau of 
Competition; Bureau of Consumer Protection; Bureau of Economics; and 
the Regional Offices.

0
3. Add Sec.  0.20 to read as follows:


Sec.  0.20  Office of International Affairs.

    The Office of International Affairs (OIA) comprises international 
antitrust, international consumer protection, and international 
technical assistance. OIA is responsible for designing and implementing 
the Commission's international program, which provides support and 
advice to the Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection with 
regard to the international aspects of investigation and prosecution of 
unlawful conduct. OIA builds cooperative relationships between the 
Commission and foreign authorities; works closely with Bureau personnel 
to recommend agency priorities and policies and works, through 
bilateral relationships and multilateral organizations, to promote 
those policies internationally; and implements Commission policy and 
participation in the competition and consumer protection aspects of 
trade fora and negotiations, such as the U.S. inter-agency delegations 
negotiating bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements. OIA works 
with authorized funding

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sources to develop and implement competition and consumer protection 
technical assistance programs.

    By direction of the Commission.
 Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-3718 Filed 3-1-07; 8:45 am]
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