Notice of Availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of the revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana). This is the third revision of the recovery plan for this species; the original was completed in 1980. The whooping crane is found in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and in central Canada. This revision to the recovery plan was developed by an international team and will be jointly adopted by the United States and Canada.
Medicaid Program; Cost Limit for Providers Operated by Units of Government and Provisions To Ensure the Integrity of Federal-State Financial Partnership
This regulation clarifies that entities involved in the financing of the non-Federal share of Medicaid payments must be a unit of government; clarifies the documentation required to support a Medicaid certified public expenditure; limits Medicaid reimbursement for health care providers that are operated by units of government to an amount that does not exceed the health care provider's cost of providing services to Medicaid individuals; requires all health care providers to receive and retain the full amount of total computable payments for services furnished under the approved Medicaid State plan; and makes conforming changes to provisions governing the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to make the same requirements applicable, with the exception of the cost limit on reimbursement. The Medicaid cost limit provision of this regulation does not apply to: Stand-alone SCHIP program payments made to governmentally-operated health care providers; Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities and tribal 638 facilities that are paid at the all-inclusive IHS rate; Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs), and Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plans (PAHPs); Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Moreover, disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and payments authorized under Section 701(d) and Section 705 of the Benefits Improvement Protection Act of 2000 are not subject to the newly established Medicaid cost limit for governmentally-operated health care providers. Except as noted above, all Medicaid payments and SCHIP payments made under the authority of the State plan and under waiver and demonstration authorities, as well as associated State Medicaid and SCHIP financing arrangements, are subject to all provisions of this regulation. Finally, this regulation solicits comments from the public on issues related to the definition of the Unit of Government.
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
This proposed rule would establish annual fees and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement as required under the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, enacted as Subtitle C of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.
Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Craig Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, FL
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 22, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 14, 2007, the FAA approved the Craig Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Navy is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Establishment of Federal Advisory Committee
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1072, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, The Department of Defense gives notice that it intents to establish the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee, as a discretionary Federal advisory committee. This committee will provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, independent advice on DoD's financial management, including the financial reporting process, systems of internal controls, audit process and processes for monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In accordance with DoD policy and procedures, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer is authorized to act upon the advice emanating from this advisory committee. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall be composed of no more than five members who are eminent authorities in the fields of financial management and audit. Committee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not full-time Federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee, in keeping with DoD policy to make every effort to achieve a balanced membership, includes a cross section of experts directly affected, interested and qualified to advice on financial and audit matters. Committee members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer shall select the committee's chairperson from the committee's membership at large. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the committee's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson, and the estimated number of committee meetings if four per year. The Designated Federal Officer shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such committees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not members of the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee.
The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting three systems of records notices from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a).
Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2007 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This document sets forth the case name and number of each order or findings for which funds may become available for distribution, together with the list of affected domestic producers, based on the list supplied by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) associated with each order or finding, who are potentially eligible to receive a distribution. This document also provides the instructions for affected domestic producers to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a revised information collection. SF 2802, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions (Civil Service Retirement System) is used to support the payment of monies from the Retirement Fund. It identifies the applicant for refund of retirement deductions. SF 2802A, Current/Former Spouse's Notification of Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions, is used to comply with the legal requirement that any spouse or former spouse of the applicant has been notified that the former employee is applying for a refund. Approximately 3,741 SF 2802 forms are completed annually. We estimate it takes approximately one hour to complete the form. The annual estimated burden is 3,741 hours. Approximately 3,389 SF 2802A forms are processed annually. We estimate it takes approximately 15 minutes to complete this form. The annual burden is 847 hours. The total annual burden is 4,588 hours. Comments are particularly invited on: whether this information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606-8358, FAX (202) 418-3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith- Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request.
Mortality Tables for Determining Present Value
This document contains proposed regulations providing mortality tables to be used in determining present value or making any computation for purposes of applying certain pension funding requirements. These regulations affect sponsors, administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of certain retirement plans.
Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that the presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PASCHA) will hold a meeting. the meeting will be open to the public.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2007 Deep-Water Grouper Commercial Fishery
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for deep-water grouper (misty grouper, snowy grouper, yellowedge grouper, warsaw grouper, and speckled hind) in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. NMFS has determined that the deep-water grouper quota for the commercial fishery will have been reached by June 2, 2007. This closure is necessary to protect the deep-water grouper resource.
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); Redistribution of Unexpended SCHIP Funds From the Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004 and Fiscal Year 2005 To Eliminate SCHIP Fiscal Year 2007 Funding Shortfalls; and Provisions for Continued Authority for Qualifying States To Use a Portion of Certain SCHIP Funds for Medicaid Expenditures
This notice describes, in accordance with the provisions of the National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006 (NIHRA), the methodology and process used for determining the amounts of unexpended Federal fiscal year (FY) 2004 SCHIP allotments remaining at the end of FY 2006, and the amounts of unexpended FY 2005 SCHIP allotments available mid-FY 2007, to be redistributed to certain States to eliminate these States' SCHIP funding shortfalls in FY 2007. In accordance with this methodology, this notice also contains the amounts of States' redistributed FY 2004 and FY 2005 allotments. This notice also describes the amendments to the SCHIP statute, in accordance with the NIHRA, relating to the provisions for ``qualifying States'' to elect to receive a portion of their available SCHIP allotments as increased Federal matching funds for certain expenditures in their Medicaid programs.