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Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Model AT-602 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-8671
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Model AT-602 airplanes. This AD requires you to install access holes to do repetitive detailed visual inspections for cracks in the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly, and if any cracks are found as a result of a visual inspection, to replace the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly with a new design horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly. The installation of the new design horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly is terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirement. This AD results from two reports of Model AT-602 airplanes with cracked horizontal stabilizer brace tube assemblies. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the horizontal stabilizer brace tube assembly, which could result in failure of the horizontal stabilizer. This failure could affect the ability to control pitch with consequent loss of control.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Redesignation of the Tioga County Ozone Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Area's Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base Year Inventory
Document Number: E7-8669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a redesignation request and State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is requesting that the Tioga County ozone nonattainment area (Tioga Area) be redesignated as attainment for the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA is proposing to approve the ozone redesignation request for Tioga Area. In conjunction with its redesignation request, PADEP submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan for Tioga Area that provides for continued attainment of the 8- hour ozone NAAQS for at least 10 years after redesignation. EPA is proposing to make a determination that the Tioga Area has attained the 8-hour ozone NAAQS, based upon three years of complete, quality-assured ambient air quality ozone monitoring data for 2003-2005. EPA's proposed approval of the 8-hour ozone redesignation request is based on its determination that the Tioga Area has met the criteria for redesignation to attainment specified in the Clean Air Act (CAA). In addition, PADEP submitted a 2002 base year inventory for the Tioga Area which EPA is proposing to approve as a SIP revision. EPA is also providing information on the status of its adequacy determination for the motor vehicle emission budgets (MVEBs) that are identified in the Tioga Area maintenance plan for purposes of transportation conformity, which EPA is also proposing to approve. EPA is proposing approval of the redesignation request, and the maintenance plan and the 2002 base year inventory SIP revisions in accordance with the requirements of the CAA.
Approval And Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Iowa; Clean Air Interstate Rule
Document Number: E7-8665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on August 15, 2006. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) promulgated on May 12, 2005, and subsequently revised on April 28, 2006, and December 13, 2006. EPA is proposing to determine that the SIP revision fully implements the CAIR requirements for Iowa. Therefore, as a consequence of the SIP approval, EPA will also withdraw the CAIR Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) concerning SO2, NOX annual, NOX ozone season emissions for Iowa. The CAIR FIPs for all States in the CAIR region were promulgated on April 28, 2006, and subsequently revised on December 13, 2006. CAIR requires States to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) that significantly contribute to, and interfere with maintenance of, the national ambient air quality standards for fine particulates and/or ozone in any downwind state. CAIR establishes State budgets for SO2 and NOX and requires States to submit SIP revisions that implement these budgets in States that EPA concluded did contribute to nonattainment in downwind states. States have the flexibility to choose which control measures to adopt to achieve the budgets, including participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs. In the SIP revision that EPA is proposing to approve, Iowa would meet CAIR requirements by participating in the EPA-administered cap-and-trade programs addressing SO2, NOX annual, and NOX ozone season emissions.
Issuance of Final NPDES General Permit for Groundwater Remediation Discharge Facilities in Idaho (Permit No. ID-G91-0000)
Document Number: E7-8664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Director, Office of Water and Watersheds, EPA Region 10, is publishing notice of availability of a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for groundwater remediation discharge facilities in Idaho, pursuant to the provisions of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. The general permit authorizes the discharge of treated groundwater from new and existing facilities to surface waters of the United States within the State of Idaho. Existing dischargers must apply for coverage within 90 days of the effective date of the permit by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) in accordance with the instructions in the permit. New dischargers whose operations commence after the effective date of the general permit must submit a NOI at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the discharge. A fact sheet has also been prepared which sets forth the principle factual, legal, policy, and scientific information considered in the development of the general permit. The general permit contains a variety of technology-based and water quality-based effluent limitations for 55 pollutants of concern commonly found in contaminated groundwater, along with administrative and monitoring requirements, as well as other standard conditions, prohibitions, and management practices. Effluent limits are applied at end-of-pipe with no mixing zone. However, mixing zones are available on an individual basis at the discretion of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) for pollutants with water quality-based effluent limits. Mixing zones will be granted through an individual State certification that will be attached to EPA's authorization to discharge letter.
Revised Public Utility Filing Requirements for Electric Quarterly Reports
Document Number: E7-8640
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In this notice, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to adopt an EQR Data Dictionary to define the terms and values used in filing EQR data, and invites comments on this proposal.
Late Payment and Interest Charges on Past Due Assessments Under the Nectarine and Peach Marketing Orders
Document Number: E7-8630
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises requirements concerning the collection of assessments owed under the nectarine and peach marketing orders. The marketing orders regulate the handling of nectarines and peaches grown in California and are administered locally by the Nectarine Administrative Committee and the Peach Commodity Committee (committees). This rule implements authorities contained in the marketing orders to allow the committees to apply late payment and interest charges on past due assessments owed the committees by handlers.
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review: Emission Increases for Electric Generating Units
Document Number: E7-8263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) to EPA's October 20, 2005 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR). In the October 2005 NPR, EPA (we) proposed to revise the emissions test for existing electric generating units (EGUs) that are subject to the regulations governing the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and nonattainment major New Source Review (NSR) programs (collectively ``NSR'') mandated by parts C and D of title I of the Clean Air Act (CAA). We proposed three alternatives for the emissions test: a maximum achievable hourly emissions test, a maximum achieved hourly emissions test, and an output-based hourly emissions test. This action recasts the proposed options so that the output-based test becomes an alternative method to implement the maximum achieved or maximum achievable hourly tests, rather than a separate option. This SNPR also proposes a new option in which the hourly emissions increase test is added to the existing requirements for computing a significant increase and a significant net emissions increase on an annual basis. It also includes proposed rule language and supplemental information for the October 2005 proposal, including an examination of the impacts on emissions and air quality. These proposed regulations interpret the emissions increase component of the modification test under CAA 111(a)(4), in the context of NSR, for existing EGUs. The proposed regulations would promote the safety, reliability, and efficiency of EGUs. We are seeking comment on all aspects of this proposed rule.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 07-2304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 07-2301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Farm Credit Administration Board; Regular Meeting
Document Number: 07-2300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 07-2288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Reconvening of Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing Agreements and Orders
Document Number: 07-2283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the reconvening of the hearing which began on February 26, 2007, in Strongsville, Ohio, and initially reconvened on April 9, 2007, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to consider proposals to amend the Class III and Class IV product price formulas applicable to all Federal milk marketing orders.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Direct Verification Pilot Study
Document Number: 07-2279
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
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 this proposed information collection for purposes of the National School Lunch Program's Direct Verification Pilot Study.
Guidance Regarding the Active Trade or Business Requirement Under Section 355(b)
Document Number: 07-2269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the active trade or business requirement under section 355(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. These proposed regulations provide guidance on issues involving the active trade or business requirement under section 355(b), including guidance resulting from the enactment of section 355(b)(3). These proposed regulations will affect corporations and their shareholders.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2268
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project: ``Chartering Value Exchanges for Value-driven Health Care.'' The information collection will take the form of narrative responses to semiannual Requests for Proposals for participation in a learning network of model multi-stakeholder community health care collaboratives operated to measure, report, and improve the quality and cost of available healthcare. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-2264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license within the geographic area of the United States of America and its territories and possessions to U.S. Patent number 6,181,303, issued on January 30, 2001 entitled ``Flat panel three-dimensional display unit'', to Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. with its principal place of business at 200 West Court Square Suite 302, Huntsville, AL 35801.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 07-2263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) identifying the potential environmental effects of changing land and airspace use at Fort bliss to support evolving changes in missions and units and support Army Transformation, Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy (IGPBS), Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), the Army Campaign Plan, and other Army initiatives. The Final SEIS supplements the Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico, Mission Master Plan Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), for which a Record of Decision was signed in 2001.
Surplus Properties; Notice
Document Number: 07-2262
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
This notice provides information regarding the properties that have been determined surplus to the United States needs in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law 101-510, as amended, and the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report, as approved, and following screening with Federal agencies and Department of Defense components. This Notice amends the Notice published in the Federal Register (71 FR 26930) on May 9, 2006.
Intent To Grant an Exclusive License of a U.S. Government-Owned Patent
Document Number: 07-2261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
In accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7 (a)(l)(i), announcement is made of the intent to grant an exclusive, royalty- bearing, revocable license within the geographic area of the United States of America and its territories and possessions to U.S. Patent application 11/279,027, filed April 7, 2007 entitled ``Artillery Rocket Kinetic Energy Rod Warhead'', to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems with its principal place of business at 4565 Commercial Drive, Niceville, FL 32578.
Notice of Availability of a Novel Diagnostic Fuze Technology for Exclusive, Partially Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Licenses
Document Number: 07-2260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Army Department
The Department of the Army announces the general availability of exclusive, partially exclusive or non-exclusive licenses relative to a novel aeroballistic diagnostic system as described in U.S. Patent 6,349,652; entitled ``Aeroballistic Diagnostic System''; Hepner; et al. Any license shall apply comply with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.
Notice of Resource Advisory Committee, Custer, SD
Document Number: 07-2259
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-393), the Black Hills National Forest's Custer County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Custer, South Dakota for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0041
Document Number: 07-2253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from permittees and lessees on the actual grazing use by their livestock. The BLM requires permittees and lessees to submit the required information on Forms 4130-1 4130-1a, 4130-1b, 4130-3a, 4130-4, and 4130-5 and, nonform information under 43 CFR subparts 4110 and 4130 for grazing use management.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Aguadilla, PR
Document Number: 07-2250
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D and E4 airspace at Aguadilla, PR. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at Rafael Hernandez Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D and E4 airspace. Class D and E4 surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class E and E4 airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Borinquen VORTAC 257[deg] radial extending from the 4.5 mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Dean Memorial Airport, NH
Document Number: 07-2249
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Dean Memorial Airport, Haverhill, NH (K5B9) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Instrument Approach Procedure to the Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Middlesboro, KY
Document Number: 07-2248
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E5 airspace at Middlesboro, KY. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) A has been developed for MiddlesboroBell County Airport. As a result, additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environment Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Proposed Runway 22R/4L Offset ILS at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) Located in Romulus, Detroit
Document Number: 07-2247
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the Proposed Runway 22R/4L Offset ILS at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and on April 27, 2007, it has approved a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ ROD) based on this Final EA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations and guidelines for environmental documents. The Final EA was reviewed and evaluated by the FAA, and was accepted on April 27, 2007 as a Federal document by the FAA's Responsible Federal Official.
Open Meeting of the Area 4 Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin)
Document Number: 07-2245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Area 4 Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Notice of Intent To Grant Partially Exclusive License
Document Number: 07-2243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)((i). NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive worldwide license to practice the inventions described and claimed in NASA Case Number LAR-16571-1 entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor For Conductive Media,'' U.S. Patent 7,075,295; NASA Case Number LAR-16571-2 entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Sensor For Conductive Media,'' U.S. Patent Application Number 11/421,886; NASA Case Number LAR-16908-1 entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' U.S. Patent 7,086,593; NASA Case Number LAR-17155-1 entitled ``Wireless Fluid Level Measuring System,'' U.S. Patent Application Number 11/229,438; NASA Case Number LAR-17280-1 entitled ``Magnetic Field Response Measurement Acquisition System,'' U.S. Patent Number 7,159,774; and NASA Case Number LAR-17480- 1 entitled ``A Method To Calibrate Magnetic Response Fluid-Level Sensors Using Complete Sensor Immersion In Fluid,'' U.S. Patent Application Number 60/908,698, to Caplan Taylor Enterprises LLC, having its principal place of business in Newport News, Virginia. The field of use may be limited to marine. The patent rights in these inventions have been or will be assigned to the United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The prospective partially exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.
Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: 07-2241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2008 (for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2007 and on or before September 30, 2008) as required under section 1886(j)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act). Section 1886(j)(5) of the Act requires the Secretary to publish in the Federal Register on or before the August 1 that precedes the start of each fiscal year, the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system's (PPS) case-mix groups and a description of the methodology and data used in computing the prospective payment rates for that fiscal year. We are proposing to revise existing policies regarding the PPS within the authority granted under section 1886(j) of the Act.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 07-2240
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services