Sunshine Act Meeting, 11059-11060 [07-1175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 47 / Monday, March 12, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES (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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Current Population Survey (CPS).’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before May 11, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll-free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment for over 60 years. The labor force information gathered through the survey is of paramount importance in keeping track of the economic health of the Nation. The survey is the only source of data on total employment and unemployment, with the monthly unemployment rate obtained through this survey being regarded as one of the most important economic indicators. Moreover, the survey also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not in the labor force. The CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to which the various components of the American population are participating in the economic life of the Nation and with what success. The labor force data gathered through the CPS are provided to users in the greatest detail possible, consistent with the demographic information obtained in the survey. In brief, the labor force data can be broken down by sex, age, race and ethnic origin, marital status, family composition, educational level, and other characteristics. Through such breakdowns, one can focus on the employment situation of specific VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 Mar 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 population groups as well as on the general trends in employment and unemployment. Information of this type can be obtained only through demographically oriented surveys such as the CPS. The basic CPS data also are used as an important platform on which to base the data derived from the various supplemental questions that are administered in conjunction with the survey. By coupling the basic data from the monthly survey with the special data from the supplements, one can get valuable insights on the behavior of American workers and on the social and economic health of their families. There is wide interest in the monthly CPS data among Government policymakers, legislators, economists, the media, and the general public. While the data from the CPS are used in conjunction with data from other surveys in assessing the economic health of the Nation, they are unique in various ways. They provide a measurement of total employment, including farm work, self-employment and unpaid family work, while the other surveys are generally restricted to the nonagricultural wage and salary sector. The CPS provides data on all jobseekers, and on all persons outside the labor force, while payroll-based surveys cannot, by definition, cover these sectors of the population. Finally, the CPS data on employment, unemployment, and on persons not in the labor force can be linked to the demographic characteristics of the many groups that make up the Nation’s population, while the data from other surveys are usually devoid of demographic information. II. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11059 other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Current Population Survey (CPS). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Current Population Survey (CPS). OMB Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 55,000 per month. Frequency: Monthly. Total Responses: 660,000. Average Time Per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 77,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 7th day of March 2007. Mark Staniorski, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E7–4330 Filed 3–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act Meeting 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007. PLACE: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. STATUS: Open. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. NCUSIF Dividend and Insurance Premium. 2. Appeals from Cinfed Federal Credit Union and Emergy Federal Credit union of the Regional Director’s Denials of Conversion from Multiple Common Bonds to Community Charters. 3. Proposed Rule: Parts 748, 749, and 750 of NCUA’s Rules and Regulations, Disaster Preparedness and Records Preservation Program. 4. Proposed Rule: Part 716 of NCUA’s Rules and Regualtions, Model Privacy Form. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 11060 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 47 / Monday, March 12, 2007 / Notices (CFR), Part 51 (10 CFR part 51). Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The amendment will be issued to the Licensee following the publication of this FONSI and EA in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board, Telephone: 703–518–6304. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 07–1175 Filed 3–8–07; 3:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7535–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–36585] Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact to Byproduct Materials License 53–27775–01 for Covance Clinical Research Unit, Inc., Honolulu, HI Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for license amendment. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel S. Browder, M.S., Health Physicist, Nuclear Materials Licensing Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region IV, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Arlington, Texas 76011. Telephone: (817) 276– 6552; fax number: (817) 860–8188; or by e-mail: rsb3@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of an amendment to NRC Byproduct Materials License No. 53– 27775–01, which was originally issued on July 13, 2004, pursuant to 10 CFR part 30. This license is held by Covance Clinical Research Unit, Inc., (Licensee), and authorizes the possession and use of carbon-14 in pre-packaged capsules at the Licensee’s laboratory located at 401 Kamakee Street, in Honolulu, Hawaii (the facility), a commercial area of Honolulu. The facility in which all licensed radioactive materials were kept and used is a room approximately 7′ x 12.5′ with a ceiling height of 8.5′, and contains a sink and ventilation hood. By letter dated October 10, 2006, the Licensee stated that use of carbon-14 had been discontinued at their facility, and accordingly requested that the facility be released for unrestricted use, and that the NRC license be terminated. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of the proposed action in accordance with the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 Mar 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 II. Environmental Assessment Identification of Proposed Action: The proposed action is to approve the Licensee’s October 10, 2006, license amendment request to release the facility for unrestricted use and terminate the license. Licensed activities at the facility were limited to conducting research trials, in which a pre-packaged, pharmaceutical capsule with approximately 100 microcuries (µCi) of tagged carbon-14 was given to each trial subject. The licensee conducted three separate research trials under the license, with the final trial being conducted in February 2006. Each trial consisted of approximately eight to nine subjects. Upon completion of each trial, the facility (where the subjects remained during each trial) was surveyed and documented to contain less than background levels of radiation. The subjects remained at the facility until approximately 80–90% of the excretion was collected. The uptake, excretion and distribution of the pharmaceutical in the respective subjects were observed and measured. The samples were collected by the licensee and analyzed by a liquid scintillation counter, and subsequently disposed of in the sanitary sewerage. The total activity of carbon-14 ordered by the licensee was 5,089 µCi, of which 2,494 µCi was used during the Phase one trials. The remainder of the radioactive material was either returned to the sponsor or transferred to a licensed recipient. Based on the use of the radioactive materials in accordance with 10 CFR 30.36(g), the Licensee was not required to submit a decommissioning plan to the NRC since any decommissioning activities and procedures implemented were consistent with those approved for routine operations. The Need for the Proposed Action: The Licensee has ceased licensed activities at the facility and seeks to release the facility for unrestricted use and subsequent license termination. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action: The historical review of licensed activities conducted at the facility documents that the activities involved the use of only carbon-14 as a tagged pharmaceutical in a pre-packaged capsule. The quantity amount in each capsule was approximately 100 µCi and PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the last use of licensed material was conducted in February 2006. During the research trials, the Licensee disposed of the excretion samples into the sanitary sewerage in accordance with the regulatory requirements in 10 CFR 20.2003. The licensee has requested termination of the license because all work with radioactive materials at the facility have been discontinued. The proposed release of the licensee’s facility for unrestricted use does not effect any environmental resource, since there are no remediation requirements for the facility or potential release of radioactive materials to the environment. The Licensee conducted a final status survey of the facility during August 2006. The final status survey report was submitted on October 10, 2006, as part of the license amendment request. The submitted results were not statistically significant from background and therefore, the net results did not contain any activity above background. The NRC allows licensees to demonstrate compliance with the radiological criteria for unrestricted use as specified in 10 CFR 20.1402 by using the screening approach described in NUREG–1757, ‘‘Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance,’’ Volume 2. The Licensee’s results did not contain any activity above background and therefore were below any NRC criteria and were in compliance with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) requirement of 10 CFR 20.1402. The NRC thus finds that the Licensee’s final status survey results acceptable. Based on its review, the staff has determined that the affected environment and any environmental impacts associated with the proposed action are bounded by the impacts evaluated by the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRCLicensed Nuclear Facilities’’ (NUREG– 1496) Volumes 1–3 (ML042310492, ML042320379, and ML042330385). The staff finds there were no significant environmental impacts from the use of radioactive material at the licensee’s facility. The NRC staff reviewed the docket file records and the final status survey report to identify any nonradiological hazards that may have impacted the environment surrounding the facility. No such hazards or impacts to the environment were identified. The NRC has identified no other radiological or non-radiological activities in the area that could result in cumulative environmental impacts. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 47 (Monday, March 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11059-11060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1175]


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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Sunshine Act Meeting

Time and Date: 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007.

Place: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, 
VA 22314-3428.

Status: Open.

Matter To Be Considered:
    1. NCUSIF Dividend and Insurance Premium.
    2. Appeals from Cinfed Federal Credit Union and Emergy Federal 
Credit union of the Regional Director's Denials of Conversion from 
Multiple Common Bonds to Community Charters.
    3. Proposed Rule: Parts 748, 749, and 750 of NCUA's Rules and 
Regulations, Disaster Preparedness and Records Preservation Program.
    4. Proposed Rule: Part 716 of NCUA's Rules and Regualtions, Model 
Privacy Form.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board, 
Telephone: 703-518-6304.

Mary Rupp,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 07-1175 Filed 3-8-07; 3:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 7535-01-M