April 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, and 182R Airplanes
Document Number: Z7-7519
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury
Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2007-04-30-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2007-04-30
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0522)
Document Number: E7-8232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request has been forwarded to OMB for an extension of the currently approved information collection. PHMSA published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this information collection and received none. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability for Program Year (PY) 2005 Performance
Document Number: E7-8221
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, announces that nine states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards under the WIA Regulations.
Foreign-Trade Zone 214 -- Lenoir County, North Carolina, Application for Expansion
Document Number: E7-8206
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-8203
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
Document Number: E7-8197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold hearings to allow for public input on Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for the AtlanticMackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery (FMP).
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-8195
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period of review (``POR'') of November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. On June 27, 2006, the Department initiated semi-annual new shipper reviews for Jinxiang Tianma Freezing Storage Co., Ltd. (``Tianma''), Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Xinboda''), Shandong Wonderland Organic Food Co., Ltd. (``Wonderland''), Weifang Hongqiao International Logistics Co., Ltd. (``Hongqiao'').\1\ Therefore, this review covers four companies.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E7-8194
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Public Law 105-383 and Public Law 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD-2007-28000 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.
The Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-8191
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the appointment of Michael Flynn as a member of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-3000.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Allocating Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Fishery Resources; American Fisheries Act Sideboards
Document Number: E7-8190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 80 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) to NMFS for review. If approved, Amendment 80 would allocate several Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) non-pollock trawl groundfish species among trawl fishing sectors, and facilitate the formation of harvesting cooperatives in the non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/ processor sector. Amendment 80 is necessary to increase resource conservation and improve economic efficiency for harvesters who participate in the BSAI groundfish fisheries. This proposed amendment also is necessary to implement recent changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) that modify the allocation of groundfish resources in the BSAI to the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program, and statutory mandates that define who is eligible to harvest fish in the non-AFA catcher/processor sector for a defined list of non-pollock groundfish species in the BSAI. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the MSA, the FMP, and other applicable laws. The amendment is available for public review and comment.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Scoping Hearings
Document Number: E7-8189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene Public Hearings on Reef Fish Amendment 27/Shrimp Amendment 14.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Atlantic Fleet Training in the Navy Cherry Point Range Complex and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-8188
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Navy Department
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and Executive Order 12114, the Department of Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Overseas EIS to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with naval training operations in the Navy Cherry Point (CP) Range Complex. The Navy proposes to support current and emerging training and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) operations in the Navy CP Range Complex by: (1) Maintaining baseline operations at current levels; (2) increasing training operations from current levels as necessary to support the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP); (3) accommodating mission requirements associated with force structure change; and (4) implementing enhanced range complex capabilities. The EIS/OEIS study area is the Navy CP Range Complex which consists of surface and subsurface operating areas (OPAREAs), special use airspace (SUA), and instrumented ranges. The Navy CP Range Complex encompasses: 18,617 nm2 of offshore surface and subsurface OPAREA; 12,529 nm2 of deep ocean area greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet); and 18,966 nm2 of SUA (warning area). No land ranges or facilities are included within the study area for this EIS/OEIS. The focus of the EIS/OEIS is the exercises and other actions in the ocean environment. Issues associated with land-based ranges will be assessed separately by the U.S. Marine Corps. The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS/OEIS includes current and proposed future Navy training and RDT&E within Navy- controlled operating areas, airspace, and instrumented ranges. It also includes proposed Navy-funded range capabilities enhancements, including infrastructure improvements, which support range complex training and RDT&E. Activities that involve the use of active sonar are conducted in the Navy CP Complex; however, those potential effects are being analyzed in detail in a separate document, the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training EIS/OEIS. That separate sonar EIS/OEIS addresses active sonar use as a whole by the Atlantic Fleet in the eastern Atlantic Ocean (including waters that are part of the Navy CP Complex), and in the Gulf of Mexico. The results of that sonar EIS/OEIS will be incorporated into the Navy CP Range Complex EIS/OEIS to account for active sonar effects that could occur within the geographic area of the Navy CP Range Complex. Dates and Addresses: Two public scoping meetings will be held, one in Morehead City, North Carolina and one in Wilmington, North Carolina, to receive oral and written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the Navy CP Range Complex EIS/OEIS. Public scoping meetings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations: May 16, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Carteret High School, 4700 Country Club Road, Morehead City, North Carolina, and May 17, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Hanover High School, 1307 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.
New England Fishery Management Council; Skate Fishery Management Plan; Scoping Process
Document Number: E7-8187
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) announces its intent to prepare an amendment to the Skate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of any proposed management measures. The Council is also formally initiating a public process to determine the scope of alternatives to be addressed in the amendment and EIS. The purpose of this notification is to alert the interested public of the re-commencement of the scoping process and to provide for public participation in compliance with environmental documentation requirements.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Lithium Ion Battery Installation
Document Number: E7-8186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes will use high capacity lithium ion battery technology in on-board systems. For this design feature, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Notice of Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: E7-8184
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving; Kern County Electrical Pension Trust (the Pension Plan), Kern County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (the Apprenticeship Plan), Kern County Electrical Health and Welfare Plan (the Welfare Plan), The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 428 (the Local Union), OPET Health Care and Life Insurance Plans RM3A and RM5A (Together, the HYL Plans), and OPET Prescription Drug Plan RRx (Plan RRx; All Three Together, the Plans)
Document Number: E7-8183
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). A notice was published in the Federal Register of the pendency before the Department of a proposal to grant such exemption. The notice set forth a summary of facts and representations contained in the application for exemption and referred interested persons to the application for a complete statement of the facts and representations. The application has been available for public inspection at the Department in Washington, DC. The notice also invited interested persons to submit comments on the requested exemption to the Department. In addition the notice stated that any interested person might submit a written request that a public hearing be held (where appropriate). The applicant has represented that it has complied with the requirements of the notification to interested persons. No requests for a hearing were received by the Department. Public comments were received by the Department as described in the granted exemption. The notice of proposed exemption was issued and the exemption is being granted solely by the Department because, effective December 31, 1978, section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (1996), transferred the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue exemptions of the type proposed to the Secretary of Labor.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls; Manufacturing (Import) Exemption
Document Number: E7-8182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
With certain exceptions, section 6(e)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) bans the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For purposes of TSCA, ``manufacture'' is defined to include import into the Customs Territory of the United States. One of these exceptions is TSCA section 6(e)(3)(B), which gives EPA authority to grant petitions to perform these activities for a period of up to 12 months, provided EPA can make certain findings by rule. On July 21, 2005, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), a component of the Department of Defense (DOD), submitted a petition to EPA to import foreign-manufactured PCBs that DOD currently owns in Japan for disposal in the United States. In this document, EPA is proposing to grant DLA's petition and is soliciting public comment on this decision; if finalized, this decision to grant the petition would allow DLA to manufacture (i.e., import) certain PCBs for disposal.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Secondary Brass and Bronze Production, Primary Copper Smelters, Primary Zinc Smelters, Primary Lead Smelters, Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants, and Ferroalloy Production Facilities (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1604.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0110
Document Number: E7-8181
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-8180
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
S-Abscisic Acid, (S)-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxo-1-cyclohex-2-enyl)-3-methyl-penta-(2Z,4E)-dienoic Acid for Use in or on Grapes; Notice of Filing to Establish a Temporary Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E7-8179
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: E7-8178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt fifty-five individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-8177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 25 individuals for exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required modifying the fuel boost pump container of the center tank. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent exposing the fuel pump container vapor area to electrical arcing during a fuel pump motor case or connector burn through, which could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require sealing certain fasteners and stiffeners in the fuel tank, and changing certain wire bundle clamp configurations on the fuel tank walls. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent possible ignition sources in the auxiliary fuel tank, main fuel tanks, and surge tanks caused by a wiring short or lightning strike, which could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending April 20, 2007
Document Number: E7-8173
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of an evacuation slide raft to inflate, which could delay the evacuation of passengers in case of an emergency. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Ohio Regulatory Program
Document Number: E7-8171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We (OSM) are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Ohio regulatory program (the ``Ohio program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Ohio proposes to revise the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) regarding changes to the State's alternate bonding system (bond pool), funding for its regulatory and abandoned mine land programs and its bond pool, permitting procedures for determining the potential that proposed mine sites may or may not produce acid-mine drainage, and authorizes rule-making if Ohio becomes covered by a State programmatic general permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States by coal mining operations. The amendment is primarily intended to satisfy a program condition codified in the Federal regulations. This amendment replaces the State's bond pool amendment that the State previously submitted and that OSM announced, and requested public comments on, in the Federal Register dated February 13, 2006 (71 FR 7480). This document gives the times and locations that the Ohio program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Incinerators (Renewal) EPA ICR Number 1058.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0040
Document Number: E7-8169
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Request for Waiver of Federal Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-8168
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) regulations for passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles beginning with the 2009 model year (MY). By letter dated December 21, 2005, CARB submitted a request that EPA grant a waiver of preemption under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b) for these regulations. This notice announces that EPA has scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for the Graphic Arts Industry (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 0657.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0105
Document Number: E7-8167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request EPA; NESHAP for Pharmaceuticals Production (Renewal); ICR Number 1781.04; OMB Control Number 2060-0358
Document Number: E7-8166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Magnetic Tape Coating Facilities (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 1135.09; OMB Control Number 2060-0171
Document Number: E7-8165
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement and Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Attwater's Prairie Chicken, Northern Aplomado Falcon, Whooping Crane, and Black Lace Cactus for Activities on Private Lands in All or Portions of Aransas, Austin, Colorado, Galveston, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria Counties, TX (Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative)
Document Number: E7-8164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Coastal Prairie Coalition, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) (Applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The requested permit, which is for a period of 99 years, includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) for the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), the endangered Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), the endangered Whooping crane (Grus Americana), and the endangered black lace cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii) in all or portions of Aransas, Austin, Colorado, Galveston, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria counties, Texas. We invite public comment.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-19-15 R1 and AD 2000-03-17, which apply to M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 series airplanes equipped with certain pitch trim actuators. AD 98-19- 15 R1 currently requires you to incorporate changes into the Limitations Section of the FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) if certain part number (P/N) pitch trim actuators are installed. AD 2000- 03-17 requires repetitive inspections and repetitive replacements of the pitch trim actuator. The repetitive inspection and repetitive replacement times vary depending on the combination of airplane model and pitch trim actuator P/N installed. We are proposing this AD because we have determined that reliance on critical repetitive inspections on aging commuter-class airplanes carries an unnecessary safety risk when a design change exists that could eliminate or, in certain instances, reduce the number of those critical inspections. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain all of the actions of the previously referenced ADs, place life limits on certain P/N pitch trim actuators, and require the replacement of certain P/N pitch trim actuators with one of an improved design. Once installed, the improved design pitch trim actuator would terminate the AFM limitations in this proposed AD and reduce the repetitive inspection and repetitive replacement requirements. We are proposing this AD to detect excessive freeplay or rod slippage in the pitch trim actuator, which, if not detected and corrected, could result in pitch trim actuator failure. We are also proposing this AD to lessen the severity of pitch upset if a pitch trim actuator mechanical failure occurs. These conditions could lead to possible loss of control.
Notice of Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in St. Tammany Parish, LA
Document Number: E7-8162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is available for review and comment. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the Service to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. This Draft CCP, when final, will describe how we intend to manage Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge over the next 15 years.
Environmental Impact Statement; Utah County, UT
Document Number: E7-8161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FWHA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements between the Provo Airport and the University Avenue Interchange on I-15 in Utah County, Utah.
Pacific Southwest Region, Regional Office, California, Sierra Nevada Forests-Management Indicator Species Amendment
Document Number: E7-8160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service proposes to adopt a common list of Management Indicator Species (MIS) and associated monitoring strategies by amending the Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs) for the Eldorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stanislaus, and Tahoe National Forests and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. These will likely be non-significant forest plan amendments.
Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Construction of a Single-Family Home in Sarasota County, FL
Document Number: E7-8159
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
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) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Patrick McShane and Martha Dey (Applicants) request an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicants anticipate taking about 0.31 acre of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub- jay) foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a single-family home and supporting infrastructure in Sarasota County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 0.31 acre of foraging and sheltering habitat is expected to result in the take of one family of scrub-jays. The Applicants' HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Project on the Florida scrub-jay.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program for New Construction in Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: E7-8157
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This NOFA announces the timeframe to submit applications for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing (RRH) loan funds, including applications for the nonprofit set-aside for eligible nonprofit entities, the set-aside for the most Underserved Counties and Colonias (Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act), and the set-aside for Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities (EZ/ECs) and Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) zones, and a designated reserve for states with rental assistance programs. This document describes the methodology that will be used to distribute funds, the application process, submission requirements, and areas of special emphasis or consideration.
Texas Regulatory Program and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E7-8156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) and the Texas abandoned mine land plan (Texas plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposes revisions to its regulations regarding postmining land uses; terms and conditions of the bond; topsoil redistribution; standards for revegetation success; public hearings; review of notice of violation or cessation order; determination of amount of penalty; assessment of separate violation for each day; request for hearing; and liens. Texas also proposes revisions to its statute regarding liens and administrative penalties for violation of permit conditions. Texas intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and/or SMCRA, to clarify ambiguities, and to improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Texas program and Texas plan and the proposed amendment are available for your inspection, the period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Determining Disability
Document Number: E7-8155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Board amends its regulations to index the amount of earnings used to determine if an individual is engaged in substantial gainful activity (SGA) to any increase in the Social Security national average wage index, to increase from $200 to $530 the minimum amount of monthly earnings to count during a trial work period and then index that amount to the Social Security national average wage index.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-8154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture