April 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Reissuance
Document Number: E7-7917
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Agreements Filed
Document Number: E7-7916
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E7-7915
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 4 of the Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006 (the ``Telephone Act''), Pub. L. 109-476, the Commission hereby gives notice of a temporary, emergency amendment to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the temporary, emergency amendment and the reason for amendment.
Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Revocations
Document Number: E7-7910
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
United States Marine Corps Restricted Area and Danger Zone, Neuse River and Tributaries, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC
Document Number: E7-7901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Engineers Corps, Army Department
The Corps of Engineers is proposing to amend its regulations to designate an existing rifle range fan as a danger zone. The military exercise area is located within the Rifle Range of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, along the Neuse River. The danger zone will only be activated by the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point during range operational hours. The Marine Corps will advise residents in the vicinity of the range fan thus ensuring their safety by alerting them to temporary potential hazardous conditions which may exist as a result of small arms exercises. There will be no change in the use of the existing exercise area. The area, however, needs to be marked on navigation charts to insure security and safety for the public. Entry points into the danger zone will be prominently marked with signage indicating the boundary of the danger zone. The placement of aids to navigation and regulatory markers will be installed in accordance with the requirements of the United States Coast Guard. If the proposed signage exceeds nationwide permit and/or regional general permit conditions, the Commander, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina will seek additional Department of the Army authorizations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Montana; Missoula Carbon Monoxide Redesignation to Attainment, Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, and Approval of Related Revisions
Document Number: E7-7900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the State of Montana. On May 27, 2005, the Governor of Montana submitted a request to redesignate the Missoula ``moderate'' carbon monoxide (CO) nonattainment area to attainment for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Governor also submitted a CO maintenance plan which includes transportation conformity motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEB) for 2000, 2010, and 2020. In addition, EPA is proposing to approve CO periodic emission inventories for 1993 and 1996 for the Missoula nonattainment area that the State had previously submitted. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Act Enhancement of Survival Permits Developed in Accordance With a Template Safe Harbor Agreement for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
Document Number: E7-7899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the receipt of thirteen applications for enhancement of survival permits that would be issued pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applications were developed in conjunction with a Template Safe Harbor Agreement (Template SHA) for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). The thirteen permit applicants are: (1) Mr. Raymond Mayer; (2) Rimrock Meadows Association; (3) ABS Farms LLC; (4) Sagebrush Flats Farm; (5) Mr. Eric Long; (6) Mr. W. Paul Malone; (7) Tom Davis Farms J.V.; (8) Mr. Dale Pixlee; (9) Clements Farm, Inc.JBS Farms; (10) Heer Brothers J.V.; (11) Mr. Don Roberts; (12) David Adams Family LLC; and (13) Evans Brothers J.V. Issuance of permits to these applicants would exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 9 of the Act, that is above the baseline conditions of properties enrolled under the Template SHA, and that may result from the permittees' otherwise lawful land-use activities. The Service requests comments from the public regarding the proposed issuance of permits to these thirteen applicants. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission
Document Number: E7-7898
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC). This OTC meeting will explore options available for reducing ground-level ozone precursors in a multi-pollutant context.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Conflict of Interest Rule #1, EPA ICR Number 1550.06, OMB Control Number 2030-0023; and Invitation for Bids and Request for Proposals (IFBs and RFPs), EPA ICR Number 1038.11, OMB Control Number 2030-0006
Document Number: E7-7894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew existing approved Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These ICRs are scheduled to expire on 07/31/2007. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collections as described below.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of a Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Homeland Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-7893
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public face-to-face meeting of the SAB Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) to consult on two developing projects: the Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT), and the Preliminary Microbial Risk Assessment Methodologies (MRA).
Science Advisory Board Staff Office Notification of an Upcoming Teleconference of the Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Review Panel
Document Number: E7-7891
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Review Panel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-7890
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-7889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
Issuance of an Experimental Use Permit
Document Number: E7-7888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has granted an experimental use permit (EUP) to the following pesticide applicant. An EUP permits use of a pesticide for experimental or research purposes only in accordance with the limitations in the permit.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: E7-7887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Justice Programs Office
U.S. Air Force Academy Board Of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: E7-7886
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Force Department
Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Board of Visitors (BoV) will meet at USAFA, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on 4-5 May 2007. The purpose of this meeting is to review morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Department of Defense has determined that portions of this meeting shall be closed to the public. The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel, has determined in writing that the public interest requires that portions of this meeting be closed to the public because it will be concerned with matters listed in Sec. 552b(c)(6) and (9) of Title 5 United States Code. Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. In addition, any member of the public wishing to provide input to the USAFA BoV should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements should be no longer than two type-written pages and must address the following details: the issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and provide any necessary background information. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address detailed below at any time. However, if a written statement is not received at least 10 days before the first day of the meeting which is the subject of this notice, then it may not be provided to, or considered by, the BoV until its next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the BoV Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the BoV before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. For the benefit of the public, rosters that list the names of BoV members and any releasable materials presented during open portions of this BoV meeting shall be made available upon request. If, after review of timely submitted written comments, the BoV Chairperson and DFO deem appropriate, they may choose to invite the submitter of the written comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of the BoV meeting that is the subject of this notice. Members of the BoV may also petition the Chairperson to allow specific persons to make oral presentations before the BoV. Any oral presentations before the BoV shall be in accordance with 41 CFR 102- 3.140(c), section 10(a)(3) of the FACA, and this paragraph. The DFO and BoV Chairperson may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issue for BoV review and discussion. Direct questioning of BoV members or meeting participants by the public is not permitted except with the approval of the DFO and Chairperson.
Fee and Expense Disclosures to Participants in Individual Account Plans
Document Number: E7-7884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor is currently reviewing the rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) applicable to the disclosure of plan administrative and investment-related fee and expense information to participants and beneficiaries in participant- directed individual account plans (e.g., 401(k) plans). The purpose of this review is to determine to what extent rules should be adopted or modified, or other actions should be taken, to ensure that participants and beneficiaries have the information they need to make informed decisions about the management of their individual accounts and the investment of their retirement savings. The purpose of this notice is to solicit views, suggestions and comments from plan participants, plan sponsors, plan service providers and members of the financial community, as well as the general public, on this important issue.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-7883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Klawock Heenya Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Klawock, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Public Meeting and Availability for Public Comment
Document Number: E7-7882
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting and request for public comment on the following draft document: ``Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers: A Roadmap for Scientific Research.'' The document can be found at http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/review/public/099/. Instructions are provided for submitting comments. Public Comment Period: February 28 through May 31, 2007. Public Meeting Date and Time: May 4, 2007, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Place: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. Purpose of Meeting: To discuss and obtain comments on the draft document, ``Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers: A Roadmap for Scientific Research''. Special emphasis will be placed on discussion of the following: (1) Whether the hazard identification and discussion of health effects for asbestos and mineral fibers are a reasonable reflection of the current understanding of the evidence in the scientific literature, (2) The appropriateness and relevancy of the discussion of the current understanding of the analytical issues and the research needs for analysis of asbestos and mineral fibers, (3) The appropriateness and relevancy of the discussion of the current understanding of the epidemiological issues and the research needs for understanding the health effects of asbestos and mineral fibers, (4) The appropriateness and relevancy of the discussion of the current understanding of the toxicological issues and the research needs for understanding the health effects of asbestos and mineral fibers, and (5) The appropriateness and relevancy of the discussion of the path forward and whether the ultimate vision is a reasonable outcome for the proposed research strategy for asbestos and mineral fibers. Status: The forum will include scientists and representatives from various government agencies, industry, labor, and other stakeholders, and is open to the public, limited only by the space available. Persons wanting to attend and provide oral comments at the meeting are requested to notify Diane Miller no later than May 1, 2007 to reserve time for their comments. Those interested in attending without providing oral comments at the meeting also are requested to notify Ms. Miller by May 1, 2007 to reserve a seat. Ms. Miller can be reached by telephone at 513/533-8450 or by e-mail at niocindocket@cdc.gov. Priority for attendance will be given to those providing oral comments. Other requests to attend the meeting will then be accommodated on a first-come basis. Unreserved walk-in attendees will be accommodated on the day of the meeting if space is available. Persons wanting to provide oral comments will be permitted up to 15 minutes. If additional time becomes available, presenters will be notified. Oral comments given at the meeting will be recorded and included in the docket. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to Diane Miller, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533-8450. All material submitted to the Agency should reference docket number NIOSH-099 and must be submitted by May 31, 2007 (public review closing date) to be considered by the Agency. All electronic comments should be formatted as Microsoft Word. Please make reference to docket number NIOSH-099. NIOSH seeks to obtain materials, including published and unpublished reports and research findings, relevant to the characterization of exposures and possible health risks of occupational exposure to asbestos and other mineral fibers. Examples of requested information include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Identification of industries, occupations, and processes where exposure to mineral fibers may occur, including exposure to fiber-like cleavage fragments and thoracic-sized fibers (as defined in the draft NIOSH document). (2) Current and historical mineral fibers exposure measurement data, including exposure to fiber-like cleavage fragments and thoracic- sized fibers at various types of industries and jobs. (3) Case reports or other health information demonstrating health effects in workers exposed to mineral fibers, including exposure to fiber-like cleavage fragments and thoracic-sized fibers. (4) Reports of experimental in vivo, in vitro, and inhalation studies with rodents that provide evidence of biopersistence and/or of a dose-relationship between the particle dimension (e.g., fiber) of the mineral and its biological activity. (5) Information on sampling and analytical methods that could be used to improve the identification and differentiation of ``fibers'' of different dimensions and composition. (6) Information on technologies that could be used to separate thoracic-sized fibers, including fiber-like cleavage fragments, into discrete size dimensions in quantities sufficient for conducting chronic rodent inhalation studies. NIOSH will use this information to assess the scientific basis for the draft document and the need to revise research recommendations. Contact Person for Technical Information: Paul Middendorf, telephone (513) 533-8606, M/S C-9, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Contact Person for Submitting Comments/Meeting Attendance: Diane Miller, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, M/S C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone (513) 533-8450. All material submitted to the Agency should reference Docket Number NIOSH-099. All information received in response to this notice will be available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request -Food Stamp Program, Form FNS-46, Issuance Reconciliation Report
Document Number: E7-7881
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on proposed information collections.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-7880
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to K'oyit[lstrok]'ots'ina, Limited, Successor in Interest to Bin Googa, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Huslia, Alaska, and are located in:
Syracuse Environmental Research Associates, Inc., Syracuse Research Corporation; Transfer of Data
Document Number: E7-7879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces that pesticide related information submitted to EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), including information that may have been claimed as Confidential Business Information (CBI) by the submitter, will be transferred to Syracuse Environmental Research Associates, Inc. and its subcontractor, Syracuse Research Corporation in accordance with 40 CFR 2.307(h)(3) and 2.308(i)(2). Syracuse Environmental Research Associates, Inc. and its subcontractor, Syracuse Research Corporation, have been awarded a contract to perform work for OPP, and access to this information will enable Syracuse Environmental Research Associates, Inc. and its subcontractor, Syracuse Research Corporation, to fulfill the obligations of the contract.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-7874
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Construction of a Commercial Development in Brevard County, FL
Document Number: E7-7872
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) Application and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) from the following applicant: Pineda Development Corporation (applicant) requests one ITP for a duration of 5 years under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking approximately 0.54 acre (ac) of Florida scrub-jay (Alphelocoma coerulescens) occupied habitat incidental to constructing a commercial development in Brevard County, Florida (Project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures the applicant proposes to address the effects of the Project to the scrub-jay.
Notice of Proposed Final Resource Adequacy Plan for Transactions in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's Balancing Authority Area
Document Number: E7-7870
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is conducting a public process to propose a Final Resource Adequacy (RA) Plan for transactions in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (CAISO) Balancing Authority Area. Pending the development of this Final RA Plan, Western has established interim RA Plans to facilitate its transactions in the CAISO Balancing Authority Area. Western is developing this proposed Final RA Plan as a Local Regulatory Authority (LRA). The Final RA Plan implemented by Western will be submitted to the CAISO and will be utilized by Western when Western is acting as a Load Serving Entity (LSE) in the CAISO Balancing Authority Area. Western's Current RA Plan became effective on September 30, 2006, and will remain in effect until superseded by the Final RA Plan developed in this process.
Conference on Competition in Wholesale Power Markets; Supplemental Notice of Conference
Document Number: E7-7869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of Negotiated Rate
Document Number: E7-7868
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Negotiated Rate Filing
Document Number: E7-7867
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Annual Fuel Gas Percentage Report
Document Number: E7-7866
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Filing of Penalty Reconciliation Report
Document Number: E7-7865
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Colorado Interstate Gas Company; Notice of Technical Conference
Document Number: E7-7864
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp.; Notice of Informal Settlement Conference
Document Number: E7-7863
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C.; Notice of Compliance Filing
Document Number: E7-7862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Norstar Operating, LLC v. Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Compliance Filing
Document Number: E7-7861
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commonwealth Edison Company, Commonwealth Edison Company of Indiana; Notice of Filing
Document Number: E7-7860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Texas-Ohio Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Cancellation of Tariff
Document Number: E7-7858
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Negotiated Rate Amendment Filing
Document Number: E7-7857
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Office of Fossil Energy; National Coal Council
Document Number: E7-7856
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy
This notice announces a meeting of the National Coal Council Coal Policy Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the draft report requested by Secretary Bodman on June 26, 2006. The purpose of this report is to examine technologies available to avoid, or capture and store carbon dioxide emissions, especially those from coal-based electric utilities. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Notice of Public Meeting; “Safety and Health in the Horse Racing Industry and Best Practices”
Document Number: E7-7855
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the opportunity for the public to provide input regarding issues related to safety and health in the horse racing industry and best practices. These comments may help to shape proposed future activities by NIOSH. The public meeting will be held on May 22, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. An opportunity to make oral presentations will be provided to interested parties given available time on the agenda. Requests to make such presentations at the meeting should be made by e-mail to khendricks@cdc.gov. All requests to present should include the name, address, telephone number, relevant business affiliations of the presenter, and a brief summary of the presentation. All requests for oral presentation must be received by May 7, 2007. All comments should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office. Status: Open to the public, limited by space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 40 people. Address: Written comments on issues related to safety and health in the horse racing industry should be mailed to: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, M/S C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, Telephone 513-533-8303, Fax 513-533-8285. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to niocindocket@cdc.gov. E- mail attachments should be formatted in Microsoft Word. All comments should be submitted to NIOSH no later than June 22, 2007 and must reference the Docket Number (NIOSH 104) in the subject heading. Contact Person for Additional Information: Kitty Hendricks, Research Epidemiologist, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research, Telephone 304-285-6252.
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-7854
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7852
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine eligibility for aid and attendance for claimants who are patients in nursing home.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7851
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine whether dwellings under construction comply with standards prescribed for specially adapted housing grant disbursement.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-7849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following public meeting and request for information: NIOSH Availability of Opportunity to Provide Input regarding the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for the Mining Sector. Status: Meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. Participation is encouraged through the Web for those who cannot attend in person. Background: A large part of our lives is shaped by the work we do. NORA is a framework to guide occupational safety and health research for the nation. It is an ongoing endeavor to focus research to reduce work-related injury and illness. As the program entered its second decade, it was structured according to eight industry sector groups in order to encourage widespread adoption of effective practices developed through research. Each sector will have a NORA Sector Council consisting of NIOSH and stakeholder representatives. The initial task of the NORA Mining Council will be to draft a strategic plan for the nation addressing high priority needs in the sector. Following revisions based on public comment, the ongoing task of the Council will then be to encourage implementation of the plan by research and industry organizations in order to reduce occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities in the sector. Given that NORA represents a broad-based partnership involving government, business, the worker community, academia, and others, public input is essential for planning future directions for the initiative. Some of the considerations for the Mining Sector are that NIOSH as the federal organization charged with conducting occupational safety and health research has established strategic goals in mining research. They are available for viewing: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ programs/mining/goals.html. Since development of these goals, the NIOSH research program has been enhanced according to the requirements of the MINER Act of 2006: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/mineract/ mineract.htm. Unlike other sectors, NIOSH can request advice from an Advisory Committee for mining: Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). Besides these ongoing NIOSH activities, NORA provides the opportunity for NIOSH to work with partners and for partners to work with each other to effectively conduct additional research in mining safety and health and to move those research results into more effective workplace practice. The first meeting of the NORA Mining Sector Council will be held May 3, 2007, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. From 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., the meeting will be structured to hear stakeholder comments on important occupational safety and health issues in the industry, especially those not adequately covered by NIOSH or other ongoing research; organizations that should participate in the research or in NORA activities; individuals who are willing to participate in NORA Mining Sector Council activities; and efficient ways to accomplish the NORA activities in light of ongoing organizational activities in the sector. Participants wishing to provide comments may do so via E-mail or may request an opportunity to make a five minute presentation. All participants are requested to register for the free meeting by sending an E-mail to MWerner@cdc.gov with their name, affiliation, whether they wish to attend in person or through the Web, whether they are requesting time to speak briefly, and, if so, the general topic(s) on which they wish to speak. Participants wishing to speak are encouraged to register early. The public meetings are open to everyone, including all workers, professional societies, organized labor, employers, researchers, health professionals, government officials and elected officials. Broad participation is desired. Summary: The NORA Mining Sector Council will accept public comments on the range of occupational safety and health issues that should be considered and the individuals and organizations who should be involved for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the Council. Types of occupational safety and health issues might include diseases, injuries, exposures, populations at risk, and needs of occupational safety and health systems. For example, occupational musculoskeletal disorders in workers at small operations might be seen as important for a segment of the mining sector. If possible, please include as much information as necessary for understanding the safety or health research priority you identify. Such information could include characterization of the frequency and severity with which the injury, illness, or hazardous exposure is occurring and of the factors you believe might be causing the health or safety issue. Input is also requested on the types of research that you believe might make a difference and the partners (e.g., specific industry associations, labor organizations, research organizations, governmental agencies) who should be involved in forming research efforts and in solving the problem. All presentation text and other comments provided by e-mail will be entered into the searchable database of NORA comments, which will be publicly available and will be consulted by the NORA Mining Sector Council when drafting the strategic plan for the nation. The current version of the searchable database of NORA comments is available at: http://www2a.cdc.gov/niosh-comments/nora-comments/commentsrch .asp. For Technical Information Contact: Dr. Michael A. Werner, Senior ScientistMining, NIOSH, telephone 509-354-8014, Co-Chair, NORA Mining Sector Council.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7848
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a deceased veteran's eligibility for burial benefits.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7847
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. Type of submission: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs Requests to Agreement States For Information. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: One time or as needed. 5. Who is required or asked to report: Thirty-four Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 142. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 34. 8. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,066. 9. Applicability of Section 3507(d) of Pub. L. 104-13: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: Agreement States are asked on a one-time or as-needed basis to respond to a specific incident, to gather information on licensing and inspection practices and other technical statistical information. The results of such information requests, which are authorized under Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act, are utilized in part by NRC in preparing responses to Congressional inquiries. Agreement State comments are also solicited in the areas of proposed procedure and policy development. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by May 25, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0029), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to MargaretA. Malanoski@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3122. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, 301-415-7245.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-7846
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 21, ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for NRC to meet its responsibilities to conduct a detailed review of defects in basic components of nuclear power plants or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All directors and responsible officers of firms and organizations building, operating, owning, or supplying basic components to NRC licensed facilities. 5. The number of annual respondents: 35. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 7,574 hours (4,970 hours reporting and 2,604 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 21 implements Section 206 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5846), as amended. Section 206 requires individual directors and responsible officers of firms constructing, owning, operating, or supplying the basic components of any facility or activity licensed under the Atomic Energy Act to report immediately to the Commission the discovery of defects in basic components or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard (SSH). In addition to imposing obligations on the individual directors and responsible officers of NRC licensees, Section 206 also imposes obligations on the directors and responsible officers of non- licensees that construct facilities for, or supply basic components to, licensed facilities or activities. Any individual officer or director who knowingly fails to comply with the notification requirements is subject to civil penalties. Submit, by June 25, 2007, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F23, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T5-F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by Internet electronic mail at INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.