Interim Melamine and Melamine Analogues Safety/Risk Assessment; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a document entitled, ``Interim Melamine and Melamine Analogues Safety/Risk Assessment.'' The interim safety/risk assessment describes the risk to human health associated with eating pork, chicken, fish, and eggs from animals that were inadvertently fed animal feed that contained melamine and its analogues (cyanuric acid, ammelide and ammeline). FDA is seeking public comment on the interim safety/risk assessment to assist the agency and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the ongoing investigation of contaminated vegetable protein products imported from China that were mislabeled as ``wheat gluten'' and ``rice protein concentrate,'' and ensuring the safety of the U.S. food supply.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 14, 2007 (72 FR 7114).
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) length overall (LOA) using pot or hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to fully use the 2007 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using pot or hook-and-line gear in the BSAI.
Meeting of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors
Pursuant to 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 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 102-3.140 through 160, the Department of Defense announces the forthcoming public meeting:
HIPAA Administrative Simplification: National Plan and Provider Enumeration System Data Dissemination
This notice establishes the data that are available from the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). In addition, this notice addresses who may have access to the data or may receive data from the system, the processes for requesting and receiving data, and the conditions under which data may be disclosed.
Disposition of Hogs and Chickens From Farms Identified as Having Received Pet Food Scraps Contaminated With Melamine and Melamine-Related Compounds and Offered for Slaughter
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is publishing this notice to articulate its position on the slaughter for human food of hogs and chickens from farms identified as having purchased or otherwise received pet food scraps that contain melamine and melamine- related compounds. The contaminated pet food scraps were used to supplement animal feed on farms in several States. The results of an interim safety/risk assessment indicate that, based on currently available data and information, the consumption of pork, poultry, eggs, and domestic fish products from animals inadvertently fed animal feed contaminated with melamine and melamine-related compounds is very unlikely to pose a human health risk. Based on the findings of the interim safety/risk assessment, as well as the results of validated testing for melamine concentration that has been conducted on tissue samples of hogs and chickens exposed to the adulterated feed, FSIS has determined that pork and poultry products from all animals identified as having been fed animal feed containing contaminated pet food scraps are ``not adulterated'' and are thus eligible to receive the mark of inspection. All such animals that were being held on farms have been released and may be offered for slaughter for human food.
36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)( 1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 21 July 1996.
Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs
This action modifies the regulations for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs. This revised regulation is written in a format that is simpler in design and should improve ease of use by the public and program beneficiaries.
NARA Reproduction Fees
NARA is revising its regulations relating to reproduction of records and other materials in the custody of the Archivist of the United States. We have determined that it is not appropriate to include in those regulations the reproduction of records of other Federal agencies stored in NARA Federal records centers that are not in our legal custody. This final rule will affect individuals and Federal agencies who request copies of Federal agency records in NARA Federal records centers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Orphan Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Timed-Release Drug Products Containing Guaifenesin; Enforcement Action Dates
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing its intention to take enforcement action against unapproved drug products in timed-release dosage forms containing guaifenesin and persons who cause the manufacture or interstate shipment of such products. Hundreds of unapproved drug products in timed-release form containing guaifenesin, alone or in combination with other ingredients, are marketed to relieve the symptoms associated with cough, cold, and similar conditions. Such drug products require approved applications because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for these uses. One firm has obtained approved applications to market timed-release products containing guaifenesin. Other firms who wish to market a drug product in timed-release form containing guaifenesin must obtain FDA approval of a new drug application (NDA) or an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA).
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet on July 10, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of the Treasury/Internal Revenue Service (IRS))-Match 1305
In accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act, as amended, this notice announces a computer matching program that SSA plans to conduct with the IRS.
NUREG-1556, Volume 21, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator”; Draft Guidance Document for Comment
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended its regulations to include jurisdiction over certain radium sources, accelerator-produced radioactive materials, and certain naturally occurring radioactive material, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which was signed into law on August 8, 2005. The EPAct expanded the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 definition of byproduct material to include these radioactive materials. Subsequently, these radioactive materials were placed under NRC's regulatory authority. NRC is revising its regulations to provide a regulatory framework that includes these newly added radioactive materials. See SECY-07-0062, ``Final Rule: Requirements for Expanded Definition of Byproduct Material,'' dated April 3, 2007, for information on that rulemaking. Two licensing guidance documents in the NUREG-1556 series are being revised along with these new regulations to provide guidance related to the new requirements: (1) NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses,'' and (2) NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses.'' A new volume in the NUREG-1556 series is also being developed to address the production of radioactive material using an accelerator. This NUREG is entitled, ``NUREG-1556, Volume 21, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials LicensesProgram-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator.'' This notice is announcing the availability of one of these three licensing guidance documents for public comment: NUREG-1556, Volume 21. NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 1, and NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 2, will be available for public comment in the near future by separate notices in the Federal Register.
Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. This proposal would reduce the ceiling of the Atwater, CA, Class D airspace to below 2,000 feet mean sea level (MSL), change the southern boundary of the airspace and add an extension to the north to provide controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Castle Airport.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings”
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, from on or about June 24, 2007, until on or about September 16, 2007, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Issuance of Permits
The following permits were issued.
Organizing “Green Manufacturing Day” for U.S. Businesses; Comment Request
The International Trade Administration proposes to organize a ``Green Manufacturing Day'', aimed at enhancing public-private interaction in the field of sustainable manufacturing. This notice seeks public input on areas of interest for discussion at the proposed ``Green Manufacturing Day''.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Acquisition Regulation: Technical Revisions or Amendments to Update Clauses
The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to remove clauses concerning simplified acquisition procedures and facilities management contracting and to add a clause addressing work authorization. This rule also revises associated regulatory coverage, as necessary.
Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11)
The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11) will hold a meeting on Sunday, June 10, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and opened to the public from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.