Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
FMCSA announces the initiation of a project to demonstrate the ability of Mexico-based motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the commercial zones along the U.S.-Mexico border. The project is part of FMCSA's implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) cross-border trucking provisions. The demonstration project will allow up to 100 Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate throughout the United States for one year. Up to 100 U.S.-domiciled motor carriers will be granted reciprocal rights to operate in Mexico for the same period. Participating Mexican carriers and drivers will be required to comply with all applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including those concerned with motor carrier safety, customs, immigration, vehicle registration and taxation, and fuel taxation. The safety of the participating carriers will be tracked closely by FMCSA and its State partners, a joint U.S.-Mexico monitoring group, and an evaluation panel independent of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The resulting data will be considered carefully before further decisions are made concerning the implementation of the NAFTA trucking provisions.
Preparation of a Real Property Exchange Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), West Los Angeles, CA
The United States Army Reserve (USAR) will prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of a real property exchange. This Real Property Exchange Program is conducted under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 18240, as amended. This legislation permits DoD to convey certain real property assets of reserve components to a State, local government, local authority, or private parties in exchange for land and real property improvements, existing and/or to be constructed, including utilities, equipment, and furnishings for the replacement facilities. Approximately 10 acres with two, two-story USAR Center buildings (Holderman and Munemori Halls) and a detached maintenance building will be exchanged for new construction or real property improvements at the USAR facilities located at (1) Bell; (2) Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, located in San Diego; and (3) March USAR Center located in Riverside. The exchange property being offered by the Federal Government for development by the private sector is located at the Southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Federal Avenue in the Southwestern portion of Los Angeles County and is approximately 13 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. The parcel is bounded on all sided by the city of Los Angeles, and is centrally located in the western part of Los Angeles County. It is immediately surrounded by the communities of Westwood, Brentwood, Sawtelle, and West Los Angeles, which are all part of the city of Los Angeles. Additionally, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Pacific Palisades are all within 5 miles of the subject property. The EIS will discuss in detail the 10-acre parcel to be exchanged and all reasonable alternatives including, but not limited to, the (1) No Action Alternative and (2) Army Exchange with Non-Governmental Development alternatives on the exchanged property. New construction or real property improvements that will occur at the three USAR facilities will be covered by separate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.
Medicare Program; Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2008
This proposed rule would set forth the hospice wage index for fiscal year 2008. This proposed rule would also revise the methodology for updating the wage index for rural areas without hospital wage data and provide clarification of selected existing Medicare hospice regulations and policies.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
This notice adds a new system of records to the Commission's systems of records under the Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a. The visitor information system contains information provided by visitors to the agency. The visitor provides identification, in the form of a driver's license, passport, or Federal/Military ID. The company affiliation of the visitor will also be requested. This information is scanned and linked to the name and office phone number of the CFTC employee sponsoring the visit, along with information on the location of the visit, time of entry, purpose of the visit, and the number of the badge issued to the visitor. The purpose of the information collection is to enhance the security of CFTC employees and property by verifying the identity of visitors, and to track the location of the visitor so that, in the event of an emergency, the agency can account for all the people in its space. Records in the visitor system will be retained for three months and then purged.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the following collections of information: Certified Statement for Deposit Insurance Assessment (3064-0057); Student Educational Employment Program (3064-0147); and Complex Structured Finance Transactions (3064-0148).
Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement With an Integrated Feasibility Report for the Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Study, MD
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will conduct a review of the 1990 Chesapeake Bay Shoreline Erosion Study to investigate shoreline erosion and related sediment management measures which could be undertaken to protect the water and land resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and achieve the water quality conditions necessary to protect the Bay's living resources. USACE will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and integrated feasibility report documenting study findings and plan formulation.
Environmental Impact Statement: Port Huron township and City of Port Huron, MI
The FHWA is reissuing this Notice to advise the public of changes to the Environmental Assessment that was to be prepared for the proposed improvements to the I-94/I-69 corridor and the Black River Bridge in Port Huron Township, MI and changes to the Environmental Impact Statement that was to be prepared for the proposed improvements to the United States Port of entry Plaza for the Blue Water Bridge in St. Clair County, Michigan. This Notice revises the published Notices of Intent of January 27, 2005 and November 7, 2006.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporations (CCC) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Facility Guarantee Program (FGP) based on re- estimates.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Hugoton, KS
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modify Class E airspace at Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Hugoton Municipal Airport, KS.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Bolivar, MO
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying Class E airspace at Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of the existing controlled airspace for Bolivar Municipal Airport, MO.